Nashville’s flood buyout program is back on track, now that federal funding has been restored.
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This week, the American broadcast world will pause momentarily for a national test of the Emergency Alert System. It will be the first system-wide check in the era of EAS.
The deadline for flood victims to get help with property damage passed last week, but there is still help available for businesses that lost income.
More than 67-thousand Tennesseans registered for federal assistance in connection to May’s floods. The registration deadline was Thursday.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has received more than 2,000 appeals from applicants either rejected or asking for more help after May’s flooding. And of those appeals, just under half have succeeded.
Due to slow traffic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is closing down its Disaster Recovery Centers in Bellevue and at the State Fair Grounds. On Monday, the offices will become loan centers run by the Small Business Administration.
One in five Tennesseans affected by May’s flooding is retirement age and beyond, according to new figures from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Of the 64,000 applicants for FEMA assistance, more than 12,000 are over 60.
There’s a new pot of money for Nashville’s flood victims, meant to help pay for rebuilding when federal assistance is not enough.
Flood victims will have an extra 30 days to file for disaster assistance from the federal government. A deadline extension was granted Friday.
Some flood victims won’t be able to get federal money for rebuildling until Congress reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program. Some businesses are stuck because they can’t get their Small Business Administration loans until they have proof of flood insurance.
Flood victims in Davidson County may be eligible for additional low-interest loans and even $10,000 grants. Flood recovery officials want to provide extra help for homeowners who have gotten money from FEMA but still can’t afford to rebuild.
Hundreds of local businesses are helping spread the word about government help for flood victims. Officials say that partnership has been critical in the recovery effort.
More than $200 million in federal aid has been approved for Tennessee flood victims. Nearly 62,000 people have now applied for help.
Flood victims have another week to apply for one-time emergency cash and food stamps. The federal program was extended yesterday in 14 hard-hit counties.
The Metro Planning Department has compiled a list of more than 3,000 homes in the 100 year flood plain which sustained damage in this month’s record-breaking storms. The owners have to meet certain criteria before they can begin to rebuild.
A new proposal before the state legislature would exempt flood victims in Tennessee from paying sales tax on replacement items. House Democratic Leader Gary Odom is working out the details this week.
Tennessee communities trying to rebuild from historic flooding could be in line for more money from the federal government. Yesterday a Senate committee approved billions of dollars in extra emergency funds for states. Tennessee’s share is $150 million.
Tennessee officials announced Thursday help for low income flood victims. The state department of Human Services says emergency cash assistance and food stamps are available for individuals and families.
Federal Emergency officials have opened four more disaster recovery centers for flood victims.
With floodwaters mostly receded in the mid-state, the process of rebuilding and replacing is underway. But it won’t be easy. Insurance agents say they’re giving out bad news because so many homeowners did not have flood insurance.