Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

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.
 

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Announced for Five Additional Counties

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | 02:34 pm
22 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 Carroll, Crockett, Hardin, Henry and Madison counties as a direct result of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and associated flooding for the incident period beginning April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011. This is amendment 2 to declaration number FEMA-1974-DR.

Haslam Announces Federal Disaster Declarations for 25 More Counties

Sunday, May 29, 2011 | 10:58 pm

Benton, Bledsoe, Bradley, Carroll, Chester, Cocke, Crockett, Fayette, Gibson, Greene, Hamilton, Hardeman, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Johnson, Lake,  Madison, McMinn, McNairy, Monroe, Rhea, Shelby, Washington and Weakley

NASHVILLE –Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today President Obama granted a request to provide federal Individual Assistance in five additional counties and Public Assistance to local government in another 25 counties as part of the disaster declarations from the series of severe storms, straight-line winds and flash flooding in late April.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Announced for Gibson and Lauderdale Counties

Friday, May 27, 2011 | 02:55 pm
17 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 Gibson and Lauderdale counties as a direct result of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding for the incident period beginning on April 19, 2011, and continuing. This is an amendment to declaration number FEMA-1979-DR.

Two Tennessee Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declarations

Thursday, May 26, 2011 | 05:04 pm

Gibson and Lauderdale counties to receive assistance for April 19 storms

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today President Obama granted a request to provide federal Individual Assistance in two additional counties as part of the current disaster declaration in Tennessee for the record flooding of the Mississippi River, beginning on April 19, 2011.

TEMA Will Provide Update On Response to Flooding and Tornadoes and Recovery Efforts

Monday, May 23, 2011 | 10:09 am

PRESS CONFERENCE  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) will provide a one-month review of the state response to the recent record flooding and tornadoes in Tennessee, and discuss the next steps to recovery, during a press conference at 11:20 a.m., CDT, on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at the State Emergency Operations Center, 3041 Sidco Drive, in Nashville. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will also join TEMA for the press conference.