Post Tagged with: "FEMA"

FEMA Funds On the Way to Restart Flood Buyouts

November 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Nashville’s flood buyout program is back on track, now that federal funding has been restored.

EAS Put to the Test

November 7, 2011 at 5:57 am

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.

Businesses Still Eligible for Flood Help

August 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm

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.

FEMA Releases Final Registration Numbers

August 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm

More than 67-thousand Tennesseans registered for federal assistance in connection to May’s floods. The registration deadline was Thursday.

Almost Half of Appeals to Get FEMA Aid Successful

July 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm

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.

Disaster Recovery Centers Close, FEMA Encourages Appeals

July 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

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.

Flood Hit Elderly Hard

July 13, 2010 at 5:54 am

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.

“We Are Home” Flood Rebuilding Assistance Program Launches

June 29, 2010 at 6:02 pm

There’s a new pot of money for Nashville’s flood victims, meant to help pay for rebuilding when federal assistance is not enough.

FEMA Grants Deadline Extension for Disaster Benefits

June 25, 2010 at 9:52 am

Flood victims will have an extra 30 days to file for disaster assistance from the federal government. A deadline extension was granted Friday.

Fugate Frustrated by Flood Insurance Delay

June 22, 2010 at 5:09 pm

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.

Metro Hopes to Fill in Funding Gaps for Flood Victims

June 22, 2010 at 5:30 am

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.

FEMA Calls Business Partners Critical to Registration Efforts

June 16, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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.

Federal Assistance Tops $200 Million for Flood Recovery

June 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm

More than $200 million in federal aid has been approved for Tennessee flood victims. Nearly 62,000 people have now applied for help.

Emergency Food Stamp Program Extended One Week

May 20, 2010 at 5:35 am

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.

Nashville Home Buyouts to Start with More than 500 in Floodway

May 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm

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.

Odom Wants Tax Break for Flood Victims

May 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm

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.

Getting More Federal Money for Flood Victims

May 14, 2010 at 8:05 am

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.

Cash and Food Assistance Available for Low Income Flood Victims

May 13, 2010 at 6:25 am

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.

Disaster Recovery Centers Added in Four Counties

May 12, 2010 at 6:58 am

Federal Emergency officials have opened four more disaster recovery centers for flood victims.

Why Some Flood Plain Homeowners Don’t Have Insurance

Why Some Flood Plain Homeowners Don’t Have Insurance

May 10, 2010 at 6:25 am

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.