President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. approves the Tennessee Disaster Statement


Yesterday, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced the state of Tennessee was in a major disaster and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local reconstruction efforts in the areas hit by a major storm and flood on August 21, 2021 was.

The President’s action provides federal funding for those affected in Humphreys County.

Aid may include grants for temporary home and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property damage, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

State and eligible local governments, as well as certain private not-for-profit organizations, are also available on a shared-cost basis for emergency protection efforts in Humphreys County.

Finally, federal funds are available on a shared cost basis for nationwide measures to avert danger.

Deanne Criswell, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator, Department of Homeland Security, appointed Myra M. Shird as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

In other areas, damage assessments will continue and, once the assessments are complete, additional districts and additional forms of support may be identified.

Residents and business owners who have suffered losses in the indicated counties can start applying for assistance starting tomorrow by contacting online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or register 1-800-462-. 7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free numbers are in operation seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) until further notice.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR [email protected]



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