Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Haslam Requests SBA Assistance for Disaster Recovery

Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 11:37 am

Low-Interest Loans Could Aid Residents in Nashville and Surrounding Counties


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has requested assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help individuals and businesses in Metro Nashville and Davidson County and its contiguous counties recover from the severe storms and flash flooding that occurred on August 8-9, 2013.


The additional Tennessee counties that would be eligible for SBA loans are Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson as damage to homes and businesses occurred in multiple locations.

Haslam Announces SBA Disaster Declaration From July Flooding

Friday, August 02, 2013 | 05:29 pm

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


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted his disaster declaration request for Sullivan County and its contiguous counties for the severe storms and flash flooding that occurred on July 20-21, 2013.
 
The declaration includes Carter, Hawkins, Johnson and Washington counties, and an SBA disaster declaration makes homeowners and businesses affected by the disaster eligible for low-interest loans.
 

Haslam Requests SBA Assistance for Disaster Recovery

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 02:14 pm

Low-Interest Loans Could Aid Residents in Sullivan and Surrounding Counties


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has requested assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help individuals and businesses in Sullivan County and its contiguous counties recover from the severe storms and flash flooding that occurred on July 20-21, 2013.


The additional Tennessee counties that would be eligible for SBA loans are Carter, Hawkins, Johnson and Washington as damage to homes and businesses occurred in multiple locations.


Tennessee Earns Emergency Management Re-Accreditation

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 01:42 pm

TEMA meets all 64 national standards for disaster preparedness and response

 

Nashville – The Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), a national nonprofit that evaluates disaster response agencies, has fully re-accredited Tennessee’s emergency management program and commended the state for its ability to bring together personnel, resources, and communications in preparing for and responding to disasters of any type.  

 

“Re-accreditation is a significant milestone for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency,” said TEMA Director Jim Bassham. “This reaffirms Tennessee’s position as one of the leading emergency management programs in the country.”

Haslam Announces SBA Disaster Declaration from April Flooding

Friday, May 10, 2013 | 02:18 pm

Low-Interest Loans Available to Residents in Stewart and Surrounding Counties
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted his disaster declaration request for Stewart and its surrounding counties after severe storms and flash flooding occurred April 26, 2013.
 
The declaration includes Benton, Henry, Houston and Montgomery Counties, and an SBA disaster declaration makes homeowners and businesses affected by the disaster eligible for low-interest loans.
 

Haslam Requests SBA Assistance for Disaster Recovery

Thursday, May 09, 2013 | 12:44 pm

Low-Interest Loans Could Aid Residents in Stewart and Surrounding Counties

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has requested assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help individuals and businesses in Stewart County, and its contiguous counties, recover from the severe storms and flash flooding that occurred on April 26, 2013.

The additional Tennessee counties that would be eligible for SBA loans are Benton, Henry, Houston and Montgomery as damage to homes and businesses occurred in multiple locations.
A joint Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and SBA damage survey shows more than 72 homes and businesses in Stewart County sustained uninsured losses of 40 percent, or more, of their estimated pre-disaster fair market value.

Haslam Requests SBA Assistance for Disaster Recovery

Monday, February 11, 2013 | 01:58 pm

Low-Interest Loans Could Aid Residents in Henderson and Surrounding Counties
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has requested assistance from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help individuals and businesses in Henderson County and the contiguous counties recover from wind, tornado and flooding damages that occurred on Jan. 29, 2013.

Prepare Now for Serious Health Challenges Posed by Winter Weather

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | 04:45 pm

NASHVILLE – Snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures of winter weather can come with little or no warning, creating minor problems for some and major tragedies for others. The Department of Health is working with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to remind residents about the importance of planning and preparation to avoid weather-related problems in homes, outdoors or on the road this winter. The three departments urge individuals to prepare with a sense of urgency, because winter weather can be unpredictable and even deadly for those who don’t have a winter emergency plan.