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Tenn. counties to be helped by emergency grant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is receiving a $3.6 million National Emergency Grant for cleanup and recovery from severe storms, tornadoes and associated flooding in the state in late April and early May.

According to a news release from the state Thursday, the grant will fund temporary jobs in 31 hardest hit counties.

The funds will be used to create temporary jobs to clean, repair and reconstruct structures and land damaged or destroyed by flooding, high winds and tornadoes.

The counties are Benton, Bradley, Carroll, Chester, Cocke, Crockett, Davidson, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Johnson, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McMinn, Monroe, Montgomery, Obion, Rhea, Shelby, Stewart, Sumner and Washington.

Those wanting to apply for 1 of the jobs should contact their local work force investment area office.

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