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Tennessee Survivors Affected by Severe Storms Can Apply for FEMA Assistance

Release Date Release Number
R4 DR-4609-TN NR 001
Release Date:
August 24, 2021

ATLANTA – Residents of Humphreys County Tennessee who were affected by the severe storms and flooding on August 21, 2021, may apply for FEMA disaster assistance. Additional counties may be designated at a later date.

Call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585) to register. The toll-free telephone lines operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption, or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

You can also register via smartphone or tablet using the FEMA App, or at www.disasterassistance.gov. When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted;
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying;
  • Your Social Security number, if available;
  • A general list of damage and losses; and
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name.

If you have homeowners or renter’s insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If your policy does not cover all your damage expenses, you may be eligible for federal assistance.

Take photos to document damage and begin cleanup and repairs to prevent further damage. Remember to keep receipts from all purchases related to the cleanup and repair.

Disaster assistance may include financial help with temporary lodging and home repairs, along with other programs to assist those recovering from the flooding.

For more information on Tennessee severe storms, visit Tennessee Severe Storms (DR-4609-TN) | FEMA.gov. Follow the FEMA Region 4 Twitter account at https://twitter.com/femaregion4.

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Last updated August 24, 2021