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FEMA asks Tennesseans to resolve to be ready in 2011

 

NASHVILLE, TN – The state of Tennessee is in the nation’s top 20 when it comes to disaster declarations, and the majority of those disasters have involved flooding. Tennessee ranks number 14 in the country for the most federally declared disasters since 1953 when the record-keeping began. FEMA records show 82 percent of Tennessee’s registered disasters involved flooding. In the 1990’s alone there were 10 flood-related disaster declarations in Tennessee.

“Tennessee has earned one of the top spots the hard way. Despite heroic efforts, this unfortunate history has cost lives and millions of dollars in unforgettable devastation,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech, “That’s why FEMA is urging Tennesseans to make a different kind of resolution in the New Year and Resolve to be Ready in 2011.” «Read the rest of this article»

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