Tag: disaster relief

Relief Concert Raises Over $11k

It’s been nearly a month since the devastating floods that struck communities across Tennessee. In that time there have been all manner of relief efforts, from calls for donations and volunteers, to concerts and other events. Last weekend there was…

Don’t Wait to File for Relief

That’s Congressman Bart Gordon’s advice in a guest column that appeared in the Saturday edition of the Daily News Journal. From the article: Even as many people in Tennessee have returned to normal routines, those families who were hit the…

Clarksville Flood Relief Concert

From the Leaf Chronicle: Saturday, the “DAM IT with Music” concert raises money for the local Red Cross. Get all the details in Friday’s edition of Go in The Leaf-Chronicle. ‘DAM IT WITH MUSIC’ FLOOD RELIEF CONCERT WHEN: 2-8 p.m.…

Digging Out in Dyersburg

The Dyersburg State Gazette reports that the Forked Deer River is below flood stage and officials are having trouble finding places to house people. Some of the assistance FEMA provides includes rental assistance programs, uninsured medical losses, transient accommodations, vehicle…

Hickman County Recovery Woes

Just because the Feds have declared you a Disaster Area, doesn’t mean you’ve got the scratch to pay for the up-front costs of the clean up. WPLN has the story Some 22 roads in Hickman County are still out, and…

Stories From the Floods

I’m sure there are thousands of stories from the recent floods that devastated 42 counties across the state. Here’s one from Memphis Connect about a family that’s had more than their fair share of disasters. “When we woke up at…

New Disaster Recovery Centers Opening

FEMA has opened three new Disaster Recovery Centers in the state. From the TN.GOV newsroom: Three additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are open in middle and west Tennessee to provide assistance to people affected by the severe storms and flooding…

Rabidoux Responds…

Yesterday we pointed out Marsha Blackburn’s change of heart on special appropriations for disaster relief. In the comments of that post, Greg Rabidoux, the Democratic challenger for he seat, added his thoughts to the discussion. It’s not just that Marsha…