Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Haslam Announces Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | 01:00 pm

29 adjoining counties also eligible

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has designated 15 counties a natural disaster for agriculture as a result of severe storms and historic flooding that occurred in April and May. Haslam requested the secretarial designation earlier this month.

DHS Offers Disaster Food Benefits In 11 More Tennessee Counties

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 02:55 pm
April Storm and May Flood Victims Can Apply Starting Monday June 13
NASHVILLE – Tennessee residents in 11 counties who continue to suffer through the lingering effects of April’s violent storms and May’s flooding may be eligible for some relief in the form of Disaster Food Stamps, which have been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Federal Disaster Assistance Approved for Two Additional Tennessee Counties

Thursday, June 09, 2011 | 01:49 pm

Jefferson and Marion Approved for Public Assistance

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide Public Assistance to local governments in two additional counties under the current disaster declaration for the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes of April 25 to April 28, 2011, with a federal designation of DR-1974.

Knox and Montgomery Counties Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Friday, June 03, 2011 | 02:50 pm
26 Counties Now Approved for Disaster Unemployment Benefits
 
NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced today that Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available for workers in Knox and Montgomery counties as a direct result of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and associated flooding for the incident period April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011.  This is Amendment 3 to declaration number FEMA-1974-DR.

More Tennessee Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

Friday, June 03, 2011 | 02:29 pm

25 Additional Counties Now Eligible for Federal Recovery Assistance

Blount, Campbell, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson,
Knox, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Loudon, Marshall, Montgomery, Moore, Perry, Pickett,
Polk, Scott, Sequatchie, Smith, Sullivan, Wayne

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide Individual Assistance in two counties and Public Assistance to local governments in 25 counties under the current disaster declaration for the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes of April 25 to April 28, 2011, with a federal designation of DR-1974.

Storm Ravaged Counties to be Helped by Emergency Grant

Thursday, June 02, 2011 | 04:28 pm
59 Counties Eligible for Disaster Cleanup Jobs
 
NASHVILLETennessee is receiving a $3.6 million National Emergency Grant to be used in cleanup and recovery efforts after severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and associated flooding struck the state in late April and early May. The grant will fund temporary jobs in 59 counties hardest hit.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Announced for Lincoln and Tipton Counties

Thursday, June 02, 2011 | 02:50 pm
24 Counties Now Approved for Disaster Unemployment Benefits
 
NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced today that Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available for workers in Lincoln and Tipton counties as a direct result of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding for the incident period. April 19, 2011. This is amendment 2 to declaration number FEMA-1979-DR.

State Receives Grants to Continue Crisis Counseling Services for Flood and Tornado Victims

Thursday, June 02, 2011 | 10:10 am
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Mental Health (TDMH) has received an extension on a $2.1 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to continue providing mental health outreach, counseling, and educational services to individuals impacted by the severe storms and historic flooding that initially began in the spring of 2010. The grant, which was set to conclude in June, will be extended until August 31, 2011.