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Marsha Blackburn Report: Supporting Tennessee Recovery Efforts

 

U.S. SenateWashington, 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.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Shares Tips on Filing Insurance Claims, Home Safety, Hiring Contractors, Avoiding Scammers After March Storms

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, 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 Department of Commerce and Insurance releases Storm Tips.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance releases Storm Tips.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces 20 TN Counties Will Receive Federal Recovery Assistance for May Derecho, Storm

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, 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.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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New Assistance Available for Victims of the April 12th Tornado

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, 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.

Families encouraged to apply for food and financial support while recovering from the disaster

Families encouraged to apply for food and financial support while recovering from the disaster

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Tennessee Department of Human Services customers encouraged to apply online during Coronavirus Emergency

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, 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.

Tennesseans Encouraged to Apply for Benefits and Services Online

Tennesseans Encouraged to Apply for Benefits and Services Online

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee reports Federal Assistance Coming to Three Counties with Major Disaster Declaration from Deadly Tornadoes

 

Tennessee Emergency Management AgencyNashville, 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.

Individuals with Tornado Damage in Davidson County, Putnam County, & Wilson County can Register Now for FEMA Individual Assistance.

Individuals with Tornado Damage in Davidson County, Putnam County, & Wilson County can Register Now for FEMA Individual Assistance.

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What to do after a Storm

 

State FarmNashville, 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.

Storm Damage in Clarksville. (CDE)

Storm Damage in Clarksville. (CDE)

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TDCI Shares Tips on Filing Insurance Claims, Selecting Contractors

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, 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.

Storms Caused Significant Damage to Homes, Buildings

Storms Caused Significant Damage to Homes, Buildings

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Montgomery County gives Severe Weather Safety Tips

 

What to do During Severe Weather Situations

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery 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.

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Montgomery County Agencies and TEMA to conduct Tornado Damage Assessment

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery 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.

People work to clear debris after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

People work to clear debris after a fierce storm hit Saturday night in the Farmington subdivision. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK)

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