President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Tennessee
FEMA announces federal disaster assistance is available for the March 25 - April 3, 2021 storms.
APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE
Federal assistance is available to eligible individuals and families affected by this disaster.
Disaster Declaration: DR-4601-TN
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding
Incident Period: March 25 – April 3, 2021
Declaration Date: May 8, 2021
Deadline to Apply: July 7, 2021
WASHINGTON (May 8, 2021) — FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Tennessee to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from March 25 – April 3, 2021.
The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Davidson, Williamson and Wilson counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the se severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Campbell, Cannon, Cheatham, Claiborne, Clay, Davidson, Decatur, Fentress, Grainger, Hardeman, Henderson, Hickman, Jackson, Madison, Maury, McNairy, Moore, Overton, Scott, Smith, Wayne, Williamson and Wilson counties.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Myra M. Shird has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.
Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621- 3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.
- Multilingual support: FEMA in your language
- Recovery resources: State & Local | National
- Connect: Social Media | Mobile App & Text
- 24/7 counseling: Disaster Distress Helpline
If you are a disaster survivor, you may qualify for federal assistance.
- If you are applying for both home and business disaster assistance, complete one registration to cover both.
- If you are applying for multiple disasters, you will need to complete a registration for each disaster.
You’ll need the following to complete your registration:
- Social Security Number (SSN) OR the SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien
- Annual Household Income
- Contact Information (phone number, mailing address, email address*, and damaged home address)
- Insurance Information (coverage, insurance company name, etc.)
- Bank Account Information (if you are eligible to receive financial assistance, the money can be deposited in your account)
* Note: You must provide an email address if you want to review your registration status online. If you do not provide an email address, you will be required to contact FEMA for any updates to your registration.
Before you apply for assistance, below are the steps you need to take to start your recovery process:
Step One: Take photos of your damaged home and belongings.
Step Two: Make a list of damaged/lost items.
Step Three: Save yourself time. If you have insurance, you must file a claim with your insurance company. If you do not have insurance, continue to Step Four.
Step Four: Now that you’re ready to apply now for disaster assistance or you would like more information on the types of assistance available, please utilize one of the following methods.
If you need further information or assistance:
Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. This number is also for users of 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS). TTY users can call 1-800-462-7585. Helpline services are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET.
If you use a relay service (a videophone, InnoCaption, CapTel, etc.), please provide your number assigned to that service. FEMA must be able to contact you. Be aware that phone calls from FEMA may appear to come from an unidentified number.
If you are having technical issues, call FEMA’s Internet Help Desk at 1-800-745-0243. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To learn more, review the Help After a Disaster brochure. This provides policy and eligibility information for all assistance under the Individuals and Households Program (IHP). Visit the Individual Disaster Assistance page for more details. You may also view Disasters by calendar year or find other agency support by disaster.