Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Multi-State Disaster Scenario Puts Focus on Preparing for Earthquakes

Thursday, June 19, 2014 | 08:00 am

Tennessee’s Catastrophic Plan Exercised with CAPSTONE ‘14

 

Memphis, TN – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has wrapped up a week-long multi-state exercise of emergency responses to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake along the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The exercise, known nationally as CAPSTONE ‘14, also involved exercising the state’s Catastrophic Annex to the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan.

Haslam Announces SBA Disaster Declaration for Middle Tennessee

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 03:13 pm

Low-Interest Loans Available to Residents in Lincoln and Surrounding Counties


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted a disaster declaration for Lincoln County and its contiguous counties for the storm flooding and tornado damage that occurred on April 27-29, 2014.
 
The declaration includes Bedford, Franklin, Giles, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore counties in Tennessee. An SBA disaster declaration makes homeowners and businesses affected by the disaster eligible for low-interest loans.

Think about Health, Safety after Tornadoes and Floods

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 02:37 pm

NASHVILLE – More than half of tornado-related injuries in one situation came during rescue attempts and clean-up work, according to a recent Federal Emergency Management Agency study. As Tennessee moves into its prime tornado and flooding season, officials with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency remind residents to think about health and safety after a disaster occurs.

Eight Tennessee Counties To Receive Federal Disaster Assistance

Friday, April 11, 2014 | 05:01 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, Tipton counties   


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide public assistance to eight counties due to the severe winter weather that brought snow, ice and sleet accumulations to the state from March 2 to March 4, 2014.


The presidential disaster declaration will allow government entities and certain private non-profits in Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties to apply for reimbursement of specific expenses related to disaster response and recovery. 

Haslam Requests Disaster Declaration for March Storm

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 | 02:23 pm

Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Fayette, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today requested a presidential disaster declaration for nine counties as a result of extreme winter weather on March 2-4, 2014.
 
The federal assistance programs would provide access to a 75 percent reimbursement of the eligible costs to Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Fayette, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, and Tipton counties. This request also includes the hazard mitigation program on a statewide basis.

National Public Health Week & National Vounteer Week Emphasize Need for Emergency Preparedness in Tennessee

Monday, April 07, 2014 | 01:53 pm

NASHVILLE – During the second week in April, two national celebrations will be marked across Tennessee:  National Public Health Week and National Volunteer Week. The Tennessee Department of Health and many county and metro health departments are using the week to encourage more residents to volunteer for service in the Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps.

TEMA Wants Tennesseans to be Ready for Severe Weather

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 01:58 pm

Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb. 16 to Feb. 22, Highlights Tornado, Flood, Thunderstorm and Lightning Threats

Meteorologists Remember 1974 Tornado Super Outbreak

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and National Weather Service (NWS) are asking Tennesseans to make planning and preparing for severe weather a priority during Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb. 16, to Feb. 22, 2014.

Gov. Haslam Declares State of Emergency to Ensure Propane Availability to Heat Homes and Businesses

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 02:32 pm

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued Executive Order #35 today declaring a State of Emergency in Tennessee to exempt the federal Hours of Service requirements in the state for the transporting of propane during the next period of cold weather.