TORNADO RELIEF: Tennessee disaster survivors have one month for assistance

NASHVILLE – Tennessee disaster survivors have until May 4, 2020 to register with FEMA for assistance. To date, more than $7.5 million in federal assistance has been approved for homeowners, renters and businesses recovering from the March 3 tornadoes. 

As of April 2, 436 households in Davidson, Putnam and Wilson counties have been approved for more than $1.3 million in FEMA assistance, including more than $975,000 for housing expenses and $356,000 for other disaster-related needs. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $6.2 million in loans for businesses, homeowners and renters.

FEMA inspectors completed 1,070 home inspections and Disaster Survivor Assistance teams canvassed more than 6,000 homes to provide residents with information and assist with registration. Disaster Recovery Centers received more than 1,500 visits.

Survivors who have uninsured damages from the March 3 tornadoes in Davidson, Putnam and Wilson counties can still register with FEMA in several ways:

  • By visiting
  • Downloading the FEMA App for smartphones
  • Calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time. 

FEMA continues to coordinate with the state of Tennessee and local jurisdictions to provide all programs designated for recovery from the March 3 tornadoes.

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