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FEMA: $1.8M approved for disaster assistance

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Call it a good start to what will likely be the most expensive recovery for the Tennessee Valley since the Civil War.

Federal officials say $1.8 million in disaster assistance has been approved for residents in Eastern Tennessee.

The money is being made available for families who suffered damage from the April 27th tornado outbreak.

Below is the breakdown of state-federal aid for the counties affected by the severe storms and tornadoes, as of the close of business May 11:

  • 3,652 households have registered with FEMA for some form of disaster assistance, including financial grants, loans and other disaster-related services.
  • $1.4 million has been approved through the Individuals and Households Program to help pay for housing assistance, including rental assistance and repairs to homes.
  • $364,298 has been approved to help applicants cover other disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses, funeral costs and lost personal property and loss of transportation.
  • 1,121 home inspections have been completed.
  • 1,305 people have visited Disaster Recovery Centers in the 10 counties designated for disaster assistance. Centers operate seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT.


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