Three Tennessee Counties Added to Federal Flood & Storm Disaster Declaration

Dickson, Hickman, Houston, and Humphreys Counties are Eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 01:59pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced today that Dickson, Hickman, and Houston counties will be receiving federal assistance to aid their recovery from the recent severe storm and flooding.

“We are working closely with the federal government and community leaders to ensure Tennessee’s flood-impacted counties get the help needed to effectively rebuild and recover,” Gov. Lee said.

Tennessee now has 4 counties eligible for the federal Individual Assistance program, made available in the Major Disaster Declaration for Tennessee on August 23, 2021.

Individuals in Dickson, Hickman, Houston, and Humphreys counties can apply for FEMA’s IA program in the following ways:

  1. Apply online at
  2. Call the application phone number at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585), 6 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Central Time.
  3. Multilingual operators are available.

For more information on FEMA’s IA program, visit:

Preliminary Damage Assessments are ongoing in the flood impacted counties as part of the Major Disaster Declaration process.

FEMA may provide additional federal relief and can add Tennessee counties to the Major Disaster Declaration depending on the result of ongoing damage assessments in the impacted counties.



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