Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

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.

DHS Offers Disaster Food Benefits In 11 More Tennessee Counties

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 01:55 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 | 12:49 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 | 01:50 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.