Federal Declaration to Provide Additional Assistance to Hickman and Humphreys Counties

Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 08:58am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced this morning additional assistance will be available in Hickman and Humphreys counties to help local officials with recovery efforts from the Aug. 21, 2021 severe storms and flooding.

Under the Major Disaster Declaration, Hickman County will receive federal recovery aid through FEMA’s Public Assistance program to receive reimbursement for debris removal and protective measures taken during the emergency.

Humphreys County will also receive reimbursement for debris removal efforts under FEMA’s PA program, with the county previously designated to receive federal assistance for emergency protective measures.

FEMA’s amendment to the Major Disaster Declaration follows the announcement yesterday that individuals in Dickson, Hickman, and Houston counties can now register for direct help under FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.

Humphreys County qualified for FEMA’s IA program in the original disaster declaration for Tennessee on Aug. 23, 2021.

Individuals in Dickson, Hickman, Houston, and Humphreys counties can apply for FEMA assistance in the following ways:

  1. Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
  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.



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