Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Haslam Announces Disaster Aid for 10 Counties

Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 08:09 am

Individuals and Small Businesses Eligible for Federal Recovery Assistance

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide Individual Assistance in Bradley, Claiborne, Cumberland, DeKalb, Hamilton, Jackson, McMinn, Monroe, Overton and Polk Counties under a disaster declaration for the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding of Feb. 29 to March 2, 2012, with a federal designation of DR-4060.

Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week is Feb. 19, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012 | 09:30 am

 Campaign Highlights Tornado, Flood, Thunderstorm and Lightning Threats


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and National Weather Service (NWS) are promoting preparedness for families, individuals and businesses during Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb. 19, to Feb. 25, 2012.


Prepare Now for Winter Weather

Thursday, December 01, 2011 | 11:25 am

Tennesseans Urged to Make Plans, Stock Supplies for Ice and Snow Conditions

NASHVILLE – Winter weather in Tennessee can change quickly and leave residents dealing with the dangers posed by snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures. As part of our ongoing efforts to encourage emergency preparedness, the Tennessee Department of Health, Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are urging Tennesseans to prepare now to stay safe and healthy during wintry weather.

State Agencies Urge Residents to be Prepared

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 | 02:27 pm
Nashville --- State officials with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Tennessee Department of Health held a joint news conference today to recognize this September as the eighth annual National Preparedness Month and the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Hosted at the National Guard Headquarters in Nashville, the event was organized to encourage Tennesseans to plan and prepare for all types of emergencies.  

Department of Health Encourages Residents to "Ready" for Emergencies

Monday, August 29, 2011 | 03:26 pm

September is National Preparedness Month

NASHVILLE – In keeping with the priority Tennessee has placed on emergency preparedness, Gov. Bill Haslam has declared September National Preparedness Month in the state. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, offering greater significance for the observance and renewing the focus on individual and family planning for emergency situations. This year’s observance theme is, "A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare.” The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a call to residents to take specific steps to be prepared in the event of an emergency: get a kit; make a plan; and be informed. Detailed information is available online at www.ready.gov.

Six Counties Declared for Federal Disaster Assistance

Friday, July 22, 2011 | 08:37 am

Claiborne, Grainger, Henderson, Knox, Loudon and Marion counties to receive federal assistance

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide Public Assistance to six counties due to the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding, from June 18 to 24, 2011, and with a federal designation of DR-4005. 

Haslam Announces Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | 12:00 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.