• SBA Deadline Approaching in North Carolina for Working Capital Loans for Economic Losses from 2021 Excessive Rain, Flooding and Tropical Storm Fred

    Thursday, May 19, 2022 | 10:00am

    ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations that June 20 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in North Carolina for economic losses due to excessive rain, flooding and Tropical Storm Fred on Aug. 15-17, 2021.

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  • Statewide Severe Weather & Sevier County Wildfire

    Friday, April 01, 2022 | 05:12pm

    This afternoon, Division of Forestry representatives at the State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville reported fire crews have made containment progress on the two wildfires currently burning in Sevier County. The Wears Valley wildfire, currently more than 3,700 acres, is 85 percent contained, and the Seymour wildfire, estimated at 800 acres, is 20 percent contained. Drier weather conditions are expected this weekend for East Tennessee. This will mean the potential remains for new fires to ignite and will make fighting existing fires treacherous.

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  • Statewide Severe Weather & Sevier County Wildfire

    Friday, April 01, 2022 | 11:00am

    Local, state, and federal fire crews continue efforts to contain and extinguish the 3,700-acre Wears Valley wildfire in Sevier County. Some rain and colder temps are helping crews maintain the fire’s 30 percent containment. However, gusty winds in the area, drier conditions this weekend, and no rain in the forecast until Tuesday mean the existing wildfires continue to pose a threat to lives and property, and the potential exists for new wildfires to start. Additionally, fire crews are addressing an 800-acre wildfire near the Seymour community of Sevier County. This wildfire is about 5 miles northwest of the Wears Valley wildfire and is not currently contained.

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  • Statewide Severe Weather & Sevier County Wildfire

    Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 05:00pm

    Damage assessments began today in Carroll and Madison counties in West Tennessee in the aftermath of the severe weather that cross Tennessee on Wednesday, Carroll County reports about 35 structures damaged, with some power outages remaining. Madison County has eight teams, with TEMA personnel supporting, conducting damage assessments and reviewing locations for debris removal. In East Tennessee, fire crews continue to work on the Wears Valley fire that began yesterday and has impacted more than 3,400 acres. The Tennessee Division of Forestry reports the fire is not increasing in size, as fast as on Wednesday, and is currently 30 percent contained.

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  • Statewide Severe Weather & Sevier County Wildfire

    Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 01:00pm

    A severe storm front that impacted the entire state Wednesday has moved out of Tennessee and left behind cooler temps, mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies, and calmer winds in the middle and west regions. A very high risk of fire remains in East Tennessee where high winds and dry conditions in Sevier County quickly caused the expansion of a wildfire in the county’s Wears Valley. The wildfire itself led Sevier County officials to issue a series of mandatory evacuation orders Wednesday afternoon that eventually covered an area of 11,000 residential addresses.

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  • Statewide Severe Weather & Sevier County Wildfire

    Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 07:51am

    The potential for widespread severe weather impacts diminished this evening as the storm system moved through Middle Tennessee and crossed the Cumberland Plateau into East Tennessee. A State of Emergency remains in place in Tennessee with the State Emergency Operations Center in Nashville staffing overnight with Emergency Service Coordinators from many State agencies and departments, and non-governmental organizations, supporting local efforts for both the severe storm and wildfires.

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  • Statewide Severe Weather & Sevier County Wildfire

    Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | 08:10pm

    Tennessee is currently experiencing a statewide severe weather threat that is: 1) causing tornado watches and warnings to be issued in the western part of the state; 2) making possible another round of severe weather impacts in the middle region; and, 3) contributing to the creation and spread of wildfires in the east.

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE FEMA 4645-DR-TN

    Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 09:58am

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by the Severe Winter Storm occurring February 3, 2022 through February 4, 2022. This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121- 5207.

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  • Gov. Lee Requests Federal Relief for February Ice Storm

    Thursday, March 03, 2022 | 06:49pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is asking for a Major Disaster Declaration today from President Joe Biden to assist seven counties in their recovery from the severe winter storm that impacted the west and middle regions of the state on Feb. 3, and Feb. 4, 2022.

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  • PUBLIC NOTICE FEMA 4637-DR-TN

    Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 10:39am

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by the Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes occurring December 10, 2021 through December 11, 2021. This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121- 5207.

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