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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Asks for Federal Disaster Declaration to Assist 12 Counties Recovering from Memorial Weekend Storms

Friday, June 16, 2017 | 7:48am


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today requested President Donald Trump declare a major disaster in Tennessee from the severe storms and straight-line winds of May 27, and May 28, 2017, in order to make federal assistance available for recovery efforts in the State’s impacted city and county jurisdictions.


“Community leaders, emergency managers, first responders, local officials and non-profits across Tennessee have worked tirelessly to help their neighbors recover from the impacts of the severe storms,“ Haslam said. “I believe we have demonstrated to federal officials the need for assistance exists and if granted will lessen some of the financial burden on local governments and utilities that have stretched their resources in storm response and recovery efforts.”
 

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Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments Start Tomorrow in Memphis & Shelby County

Friday, June 02, 2017 | 1:11pm

NASHVILLETenn. - The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) will begin a joint Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) for federal Public Assistance this weekend in the City of Memphis and in Shelby County to verify the emergency response expenditures and losses sustained as a result of the severe storms on May 27, 2017.

On Wednesday, TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to send two assessment teams to Shelby County and begin the PDA process Saturday, working directly with officials from the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, Memphis Emergency Management, and Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW).

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