NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health warns that record floods in some parts of the state in early May followed by hotter than average temperatures could contribute to larger mosquito populations in the state and an increase in West Nile virus cases. TDOH urges Tennesseans to follow commonsense precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites and the diseases they may carry.
Deadline to Apply for Federal Assistance Programs Extended to August 5
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today announced Tennessee has requested and received a 30-day extension of deadlines for FEMA assistance programs that will assist individuals in the 46 counties eligible for Individual Assistance as a result of the extreme weather and flooding that struck the state April 30 – May 2.
“I’m extremely pleased people will have more time to register to get the help they need as Tennessee recovers from these historic and devastating floods,” said Bredesen. “I appreciate the support Congressman Jim Cooper, members of the Tennessee delegation and FEMA have provided as we’ve worked in partnership to assist affected Tennesseans.”
Deputy Commissioner Paul Sloan, Tennessee Department of Transportation and Land Trust for Tennessee's Jeanie Nelson All Receive Honors
NASHVILLE – Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke and Deputy Commissioner Paul Sloan presented the 2010 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards at the Ellington Agriculture Center campus in Nashville today, recognizing 16 honorees whose efforts have made a positive impact on the state’s natural resources.