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Federal Disaster Relief Now Available

Parts of Tennessee are Presidentially Declared Federal Disaster Areas eligible for individual assistance. This makes a variety of Federal Aid available. To learn more about FEMA aid, including temporary housing, grants, and loans, click here or read the posts below on this page. You can also click here to read FEMA's Guide to Help After A Disaster. You can apply online or by phone at 1-800-621-3362.

The following counties have been declared eligible for individual assistance:
Benton, Cannon, Carroll, Chester, Clay, Crockett, Cheatham, Davidson, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Giles, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Macon, Madison, Marshall, Maury, McNairy, Montgomery, Obion, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Tipton, Trousdale, Wayne, Williamson, and Wilson.

Please note that some counties have been declared eligible for FEMA assistance but not individual assistance. In those counties, individuals are not eligible for direct aid, but local governments and organizations can apply for specific aid. All counties in Tennessee are eligible for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, but, again, this does not involve direct aid to individuals.