Twenty-four people died. More than 68,000 families required federal assistance. But nationally, the 2010 floods were overshadowed by the oil spill in the Gulf and the Times Square bomber. Many in Tennessee felt they were on their own, which remains a point of pride for some a year later.Read more ›
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The Ashland City Mayor is being singled out for leadership following last May’s flooding. Gary Norwood will receive the Phoenix Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, which makes low-interest loans to pay for repairs after disasters.Read more ›
Failure to accurately predict flood levels in Nashville last May and issue effective warnings is leading to policy changes within the National Weather Service. The agency released its post-flood assessment Wednesday.Read more ›
The Environmental Projection Agency has now disposed of some 8,300 fuel and chemical containers scattered by May’s flooding. The EPA is reporting only minor spills and no long term damage.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Flood victims will have an extra 30 days to file for disaster assistance from the federal government. A deadline extension was granted Friday.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Tennessee’s congressional delegation has found some agreement on an issue – extending the deadline to file for flood assistance.Read more ›
State regulators have returned to normal water quality testing of Tennessee’s lakes and rivers after heightened monitoring since the flood. Most bodies of water have returned to pre-flood conditions.Read more ›
More than $200 million in federal aid has been approved for Tennessee flood victims. Nearly 62,000 people have now applied for help.Read more ›
The state Senate has begun debating a plan to let flood victims buy building materials, furnishings and appliances without paying sales tax. House Democrats proposed the idea 10 days ago.Read more ›
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.
The number of storm-related deaths in Tennessee has grown to 13 across, after another body was found in the flood waters. Emergency officials in Tennessee are now pleading with residents to conserve water. Massive flooding has damaged municipal water service.Read more ›