NASHVILLE - Governor Phil Bredesen today requested a federal designation of natural disaster for agriculture for 16 counties across Tennessee as a result of excessive rain and flooding that occurred in September and October.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | 5:29am
Monday, November 09, 2009 | 4:30am
There will be a full-scale crisis response training exercise at Governor’s Square Mall, 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville, Tenn., on November, 10, 2009.
Thursday, October 22, 2009 | 6:10amLow-Interest Loans May Be Available to Residents and BusinessesNASHVILLE - Governor Phil Bredesen today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted his request for a disaster declaration for Hamilton and the contiguous counties in Tennessee and Georgia following severe storms and flooding in September.“This is welcome news for Tennesseans in these counties,” said Bredesen. “The ability to access low-interest loans through SBA will help those impacted by the heavy rains and flooding in September to speed their recovery efforts.”
Friday, October 16, 2009 | 6:27amLow-interest Loans Could Aid Hamilton County ResidentsNASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen has requested assistance from the Small Business Administration to help speed recovery in Hamilton County to help individuals and businesses as they recover from the flooding damages on September 16. The flash flooding caused more than 200 families to be displaced and at least one business to close as a result of the flooding damage.“The ability to access this kind of assistance is important for the Tennesseans who experienced significant losses due to heavy rains and flooding,” said Bredesen. “If Hamilton County is designated by the Small Business Administration, the community will be able to speed up its recovery efforts.”
Thursday, October 08, 2009 | 7:52am
Hardin and Hamilton County Assessments Find Few Unmet Needs
NASHVILLE – TEMA has completed a thorough examination of the damages and impact from the flooding emergencies of late September in Hardin and Hamilton Counties. In consultation with local emergency managers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the state has determined the remaining unmet needs do not reach the federal government’s threshold for a federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance.
Thursday, September 24, 2009 | 11:12am
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen has asked the Tennessee and Federal Emergency Management Agencies to provide a joint preliminary damage assessment for Hamilton and Hardin Counties for federal assistance programs due to the recent flooding in those counties. Officials with TEMA and FEMA will begin that process on Monday.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 | 8:40am
NASHVILLE --- The Directors of the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security (OHS) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) will hold a media availability on Thursday, September 3, 2009 to discuss emergency preparedness. September 1st marks the kick-off of National Preparedness Month, a month –long national effort to increase public awareness about how citizens can prepare for emergencies.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 | 3:31am
National Preparedness Month Spotlights How Tennesseans Can Become Better PreparedNASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Office of Homeland Security (OHS) and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is marking the start of National Preparedness Month (NPM) by asking Tennesseans, “Are you ready or you READY”. NPM is held annually in September to increase public awareness about emergency preparedness. OHS & TEMA encourages all Tennesseans to take the simple, yet necessary, steps to make sure they are ready for emergencies.
Friday, August 21, 2009 | 8:16am
Utility Repairs, Debris Removal and Emergency Response Efforts to be ReimbursedNASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today announced the federal government has approved his request for disaster assistance for six counties in West and Middle Tennessee awaiting assistance due to severe storms, heavy rains, flooding and flash flooding that occurred July 15-17, 2009.Local governments and public utilities of Chester, Clay, Decatur, Jackson, Overton and Wayne Counties are now eligible for Public Assistance Program reimbursement from the federal government. The public assistance designation also covers emergency response and recovery costs incurred by state government.“The economic cost to local budgets from disasters can be just as devastating as physical damage from a storm, but this federal assistance will help alleviate part of that financial pressure,” said Bredesen. “I appreciate President Obama’s prompt approval of the disaster declarations that will help these communities rebuild.”
Sunday, August 09, 2009 | 7:15pm
Significant Damage to Roads Caused by FloodingNASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen has asked President Obama to declare Chester, Clay, Decatur, Jackson, Overton and Wayne counties federal disaster areas following severe storms, heavy rains, flooding and flash flooding on July 15-17, 2009. Should this initial request for public assistance be granted, the six Tennessee counties would have access to varying levels of federal assistance.
Monday, July 13, 2009 | 11:52am
Fayette, Haywood and Shelby County Utility Repairs and
Emergency Response Efforts to be Reimbursed
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today announced the federal government has approved his request for disaster assistance for three west Tennessee counties due to severe storms, straight line winds, flooding, hail, and tornadoes that began June 12, 2009 and continued through the next week.Local governments and public utilities of Fayette, Haywood and Shelby Counties are now eligible for Public Assistance Program reimbursement from the federal government. The public assistance designation also covers emergency response and recovery costs incurred by state government. Additional disaster designations for other counties maybe made at a later date after further evaluation.
Friday, July 10, 2009 | 10:59am
20 First Responders Prepared To Train Other Communications Unit LeadersNASHVILLE – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency hosted the first All Hazards Type III Communications Unit Leader (COML) Train-the-Trainer Course in Nashville on Thursday. Seeking to enhance interoperability, 20 students representing seven states joined Tennessee communications unit leaders for the 8-hour course. These new trainers will take what they have learned and return to their states as the first step to ensuring that every state has trained instructors capable of teaching the COML course to other first responders.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 | 6:00am
NASHVILLE – The state of emergency declared on January 28, 2009, officially concludes today, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
On Wednesday, Jan. 28, a damaging winter storm caused extensive damages to power utility lines and knocked out power in Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas for several weeks in some cases. As a result, the counties of Dyer, Henry, Lake, Obion, Montgomery, Stewart and Weakley in Tennessee received federal disaster declarations to assist with recovery costs.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 | 3:44am
NASHVILLE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency today began the process of damage assessments in Dyer, Lake, Obion and Weakley Counties in West Tennessee. Governor Phil Bredesen requested the FEMA assessment of damages and expenses incurred as a result of last week’s winter storms.
Monday, December 15, 2008 | 8:30am
Forecast for Ice in West and Middle TennesseeNASHVILLE – The State of Tennessee is taking precautionary steps to prepare for severe weather predicted for West and Middle Tennessee this evening. As procedure, the state’s Emergency Operations Center was activated to ensure state agencies stand ready to respond to any emergency situations that might arise from winter weather.