Topic: Severe weather
Washington, D.C. – The Volunteer State is no stranger to extreme flooding and tornados, but last month’s severe weather was historic in its devastation of roads, homes, and businesses.
In response, I led the Tennessee delegation in a letter to the White House supporting Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration to address the deadly storms that occurred between March 25th and April 3rd, 2021.
I urged President Joe Biden to approve Governor Lee’s declaration and swiftly provide Tennessee with the federal resources necessary to rebuild.
Tennessee Shares Tips on Filing Insurance Claims, Home Safety, Hiring Contractors, Avoiding Scammers After March Storms
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is sharing important consumer information about filing insurance claims, hiring contractors for home repairs, home safety, and avoiding scams with Tennessee residents who may have sustained home or auto damage from the storms that swept across the South and through Tennessee on Thursday, March 25th, 2021.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces 20 TN Counties Will Receive Federal Recovery Assistance for May Derecho, Storm
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced today the federal government is granting his request for Major Disaster Declaration and making federal recovery assistance available to 20 counties impacted from severe weather, flooding, and straight-line winds on May 3rd and May 4th, 2020.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is making new resources available to those with a financial need who were impacted by the April 12th, 2020 tornado disaster.
Beginning Wednesday, May 6th, 2020, individuals can apply for both Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits and the Families First/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Cash Assistance program.
Tennessee Department of Human Services customers encouraged to apply online during Coronavirus Emergency
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is encouraging its customers to stay home during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) state of emergency and take advantage of the online resources that are available.
This includes new resources that were made available online today for those with a financial need who were impacted by the March 3rd tornado disaster.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee reports Federal Assistance Coming to Three Counties with Major Disaster Declaration from Deadly Tornadoes
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced that Davidson County, Wilson County, and Putnam County will receive federal aid through an expedited Major Disaster Declaration as a result of the deadly March 3rd, 2020, tornadoes and severe weather.
“Local, state, and federal emergency officials and responders have worked tirelessly in a coordinated manner provide help and relief to our counties and communities,” Governor Lee said. “The myriad stories of Tennesseans who experienced this tragedy have been inspiring and heartbreaking, and my hope is some healing can now begin and we can be on our way to rebuilding our lives and communities.
Nashville, TN – State Farm hopes you, your family and colleagues are safe and without damage from the recent severe weather.
State Farm encourages those affected to start the claim process as soon as they can by contacting their insurance agent and take steps to prevent further damage.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is providing tips to aid consumers about filing their insurance claims, selecting contractors, and avoiding scammers who might prey on them in the wake of severe weather this week that produced a reported EF-1 tornado in the Memphis/Shelby County area.
What to do During Severe Weather Situations
Montgomery County, TN – Ready or not, the severe weather season is upon us. It began with unseasonably warm temperatures last week followed by strong winds and tornados that impacted more than 150 homes and hundreds of people in our community. Planning for severe weather can help tremendously.
It is strongly recommended that rural and municipal residents use a NOAA weather alert radio which can be purchased for less than $50.00 at several local stores or online. There are also free and low-cost severe weather apps including the NOAA app and apps from News Channels 2, 4 and 5.
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County EMA office along with Montgomery County Building & Codes, Montgomery County Assessor’s Office, TEMA, and the APSU GIS Center will be conducting damage assessments today, February 26th, 2018.
Agencies will be evaluating the need for a possible organized clean-up this coming weekend.
Those interested in volunteering should call the Emergency Operations Center at 931.553.5162 and leave their contact information.
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