WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLAF) – President Donald J. Trump granted a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Tennessee triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding that occurred April 12-13, 2020. Details of the disaster declaration and assistance programs are as follows:
Declaration Number: FEMA-4541-DR
Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
Incident Period: April 12-13, 2020
Federal Coordinating Officer: Myra M. Shird National FCO Program
Individual Assistance (IA): (Assistance to individuals and households):
IA-Designated Areas: Bradley and Hamilton Counties.
Public Assistance (PA): (Assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities):
PA-Designated Areas: Bradley, Campbell, Hamilton, Marion, Monroe, Polk, Scott, and Washington Counties.
Hazard Mitigation (HM): (Assistance for actions taken to prevent or reduce long term risk to life and property from natural hazards):
HM-Designated Areas: All areas in the State of Tennessee are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
OTHER: Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further assessments.
Individuals in Bradley and Hamilton Counties can register with FEMA the following ways:
- Apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Constituents may call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/27/2020-6PM)