Department of Commerce & Insurance Resources for Flood-hit Tennesseans

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 | 04:51 pm
Links to Divisions, Contractors, U.S. Flood Insurance Information
 
NASHVILLE The Department of Commerce and Insurance, whose buildings have been shut down as a result of the historic flooding that has devastated Middle Tennessee, has set up an operations center to respond to the numerous calls and e-mails from the public. 
A number of Tennesseans have questions about flood insurance. Flood insurance is overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA has information on flood insurance at http://www.fema.gov/hazard/flood/info.shtm.
 
Tennessee’s Board for Licensing Contractors has found that unscrupulous, unlicensed contractors like to take advantage of homeowners anxious to rebuild after disasters. Be sure to hire only licensed contractors and check them out with the Board. Consumers may verify a license status by checking the website for various trades at http://licsrch.state.tn.us/.
 
The Department of Commerce and Insurance works to protect consumers while ensuring fair competition for industries and professionals who do business in Tennessee. www.tn.gov/commerce/
 
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