President Declares Disaster for Nine Tornado-Stricken Tennessee Counties
President Joe Biden has declared a disaster in nine Tennessee counties hit by tornadoes and other storms on Dec. 10-11. The affected area includes Cheatham, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Obion, Stewart and Weakley counties.
The president’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts, which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures.
Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent federal funding.
TSCPA members, visit our Disaster Recovery Resources page for the latest updates on relief and other helpful resources.