Disaster Recovery Resources

Are you interested in where the disaster recovery effort stands from the December 9 tornadoes? Here are some links that you can use!

• Dickson County Emergency Management https://www.facebook.com/DicksonCountyEMA

• Montomery County EMA

• Nashville/Davidson County Office of Emergency Management https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleOEM/

• Sumner County Emergency Management Agency https://www.facebook.com/SumnerEMA/

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