Resource Centers Open Tomorrow to Provide Direct Recovery Support to Tornado Survivors

Friday, January 21, 2022 | 08:42pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In-person help will be available beginning at 12 p.m., Central, Saturday for survivors of the Dec. 10, and Dec. 11, 2021, tornadoes with the opening of six, resource centers in West and Middle Tennessee.

Representatives from multiple federal, state, and local agencies will be available at five of the resource centers to help individuals understand the available disaster assistance programs, apply for disaster assistance, and find other disaster recovery programs or services.

The sixth resource center, in Stewart County, will be devoted only to registering individuals for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.

The centers are open until 7 p.m., Central, Saturday, with the exception of the Davidson County location, which will close at 5 p.m., Central. Locations and operating hours are as follows:

Cheatham County                                                             Davidson County
Kingston Springs City Hall                                                     Madison Public Library
396 Spring St.                                                                        610 Gallatin Pike
Kingston Springs, TN 37082                                              Madison, TN 37082
Hours:  8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Daily, Sat. & Sun.                     Hours:  Noon to 5 p.m., Sat.2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 
                                                                                                                10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon. & Tue.


Henderson County                                                            Obion County
Henderson County Fairgrounds Ag Center                        Obion County Public Library
119 Maple St.                                                                        1221 E. Reelfoot Ave.
Lexington, TN 38351                                                           Union City, TN 38261
Hours:  8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Daily, Sat. & Sun.                     Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Daily, Sat. & Sun.


Stewart County (FEMA Registration Only)               Weakley County
Fire Rescue Station 1                                                              Weakley County Personal Development Center
2343 U.S. Hwy. 79                                                                8250 TN Hwy. 22
Dover, TN 37058                                                                   Dresden, TN 38225
Hours:  8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Daily , Sat. & Sun.                    Hours:  8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Daily, Sat. & Sun.

The resource centers are open to anyone, from any of the declared counties, impacted in the December 2021 tornado outbreak and needing recovery help.

Tennessee received a Major Disaster Declaration on Jan. 14, 2021, providing FEMA’s Individual Assistance program to 12 counties to help those eligible for the program with rental assistance, the repair of homes and replacement of personal property, and other uninsured or under-insured losses from the disaster.

The Major Disaster Declaration covers the Tennessee counties of Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Gibson, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Obion, Stewart, Sumner, Weakley, and Wilson.

Individuals in the declared counties can apply now for FEMA’s IA program, as follows:


1.       Online at; or,

2.       By phone at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).

FEMA’s application phone number is available from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., Central, and multilingual operators are available.

Tennessee experienced two lines of severe weather on Dec. 10, and Dec. 11, 2021, as a mass of warm, unstable air moved across the state. The storms produced 24 tornadoes across west and middle Tennessee, claimed five lives, and left more than 150,000 people without power at the severe weather’s peak.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has a recovery web page available in an effort to help storm survivors find resources and support.

About the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency: TEMA’s mission is to coordinate preparedness, response and recovery from man-made, natural and technological hazards in a professional and efficient manner in concert with our stakeholders. Follow TEMA on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and, at