Order Remains in Effect for Metro Nashville
NASHVILLE- In light of the historic flooding that has devastated parts of Tennessee, the Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is encouraging homeowners to verify the licensure of contractors they hire to repair their homes by using http://verify.tn.gov.
NASHVILLE – Governor Bredesen announced the federal government has authorized a major disaster declaration for 12 additional Tennessee counties, bringing the total number of counties declared to 42. This action makes federal assistance available to individuals in Chester, Clay, DeKalb, Hardin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Macon, Stewart, Trousdale and Wayne counties.
No Immediate Need To Get Tetanus Shot Before Recovery Work Begins
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the Metro Nashville Health Department and other county health departments to educate residents about tetanus and who is and is not at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to flood waters or debris does not increase your risk for tetanus.