Federal Government Designates Bledsoe County as a Major Disaster Area
May 05 -
On May 1, 2011, at the request of Governor Bill Haslam, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the state of Tennessee, triggering the release of Federal funds to help individuals and communities recover from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding which occurred on April 25-28, 2011.
On May 5, 2011, this major disaster declaration was amended and now includes Bledsoe County
Residents of Bledsoe County that have been affected by the recent storms and tornadoes may apply for Individual Assistance (IA) from the Federal Emergency Management Service (FEMA). Individual Assistance can include temporary housing assistance for eligible applicants, such as rental assistance and repair assistance. A full summary of how to register for assistance can be found here.
“I’m incredibly pleased that the federal government recognizes the full extent of the damage that Bledsoe County sustained as a result of these severe storms and will be helping residents rebuild their lives by making sure they receive desperately needed assistance and emergency funding,” said Congressman Scott DesJarlais. “Staff members in all three of my district offices, as well as my office in Washington, D.C., are available to assist Fourth District residents in registering for Individual Assistance with FEMA. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any help to you.”
HOW TO REGISTER:
Telephone—1-800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY (800) 462-7585 for individuals with speech or hearing disabilities.
Internet—They may apply for disaster assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
413 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6831
Fax: (202) 226-5172
212 First Avenue SE
Winchester, Tennessee 37398
Phone: (931) 450-0855
Fax: (931) 962-3435
62 East Second Street
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: (931) 707-9091
Fax: (931) 707-9100
807 South Garden Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: (931) 381-9920
Fax: (931) 381-9945
“I would also like to take an opportunity to once again thank Governor Bill Haslam, Representative Cameron Sexton and all the city and county officials that were involved helping to make this funding possible, as well as the many emergency management service workers and volunteers that have worked so hard to help the victims of this terrible tragedy,” said DesJarlais.
For more information on how to apply for Individual Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Service please visit www.DesJarlais.house.gov