President Trump Approves Federal Assistance in Tennessee for Memorial Weekend Storm Recovery


President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the State of Tennessee in response to the Memorial weekend storms that parts of Shelby County, along with others are still recovering from.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal assistance will be available to supplement state and local storm-recovery efforts in 12 Tennessee counties, including Shelby County.

Local government officials, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations may apply for reimbursement for emergency work or repair resulting from the storm.

Funding will also be available for statewide hazard-mitigating measures.

However, FEMA has not made a decision concerning Gov. Bill Haslam's request of additional individual assistance for Shelby County residents.

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