Disaster Recovery Resources

Need Assistance with Storm Debris Removal or Cleanup?  Call 615-488-1875

If you were impacted by the significant severe weather on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, in Tennessee, the Crisis Cleanup - Home Cleanup Hotline is open to help survivors. They will connect you with volunteer groups from local relief organizations, community groups, and faith communities who may be able to assist you with:

  • Cutting Fallen Trees
  • Drywall, Flooring & Appliance Removal
  • Tarping Roofs
  • Mold Mitigation for Tornado or Flood Damage

Crisis Cleanup anticipates this hotline will remain open until Friday, May 24. 2024. Survivors needing assistance should call 615-488-1875.

For information about recovery resources after a devastating natural disaster, the following agencies provide relief efforts for Tennesseans affected by events such as tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and winter storms. For an extended list, please go here. If your organization provides disaster recovery resources for Tennesseans, that are not listed, please email volunteer.tennessee@tn.gov.

Emergency Shelter Information

  • To locate Emergency Shelter options by zip code, visit the American Red Cross or Salvation Army.
  • FEMA Mobile App – Download to find open shelters. Or text SHELTER and your zip code  (for example, “SHELTER 01234”) to 4FEMA (43362).  For Spanish Shelter Information text REFUGIO and your zip code to 4FEMA (43362). 

Emotional and Mental Health 

  • Emotional distress can happen before and after a disaster.  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)  provides several coping tips for traumatic events and disasters.
  • Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line, available 24 hours a day/365 days a year, is a resource for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.   All calls are routed to a trained crisis counselor in your area, who will provide you support and guidance. This service is free! Call 855-CRISIS-1 (855-274-7471). 
  • You can also connect with the SAMHSA - Disaster Distress Helpline, if you are experiencing distress or other mental health concerns related to natural or human-caused disasters.
March 2022 Disaster Tips