Millington, Flooding photos & video
Rail Bridges Out Between Memphis & Nashville
Dyersburg flooding photos
MILLINGTON took the brunt of the flooding. BTW Ophelia Ford represents parts of Millington...MIA, just like the governor.
From Sen. Mark Norris.
How to apply for disaster assistance:
Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
When you apply you will be asked for the following information:
The address of your damaged home or apartment
Names of people living in your household
A description of your disaster damages
Your Social Security Number
A telephone number where you can be reached or left a message
An address where you can get mail
If you want your disaster assistance funds sent directly to your bank, provide the FEMA agent:
Your bank account type
If you are filing for both home and business disaster assistance, you will complete a single registration for the combined losses.
The application process will take 18 - 20 minutes and is authorized by the Office of Management and Budget under Control number 1660-0002.
For technical problems with this site, please contact FEMA’s Technical Helpdesk at 1-800-745-0243 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
The toll-free number will operate from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.
**When you apply for assistance you will be given a FEMA application number. Write down your application number and save it for future reference. You will need the application number whenever you contact FEMA.
Legitimate FEMA representatives set up appointments with flood victims before showing up to homes, and have personal data related to the homeowner such as Social Security and FEMA-specific disaster applicant ID numbers that the agency will use to track victims cases.
Treat with suspicion anyone claiming to be with the agency who shows up unannounced. People claiming to be with FEMA who show up unannounced to the homes of residents without their case information are likely fraud artists. FEMA recommends you call the police, should that occur.
DONATION HOTLINE FOR TENNESSEE FLOOD DISASTER OPEN
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has activated the Tennessee Emergency Donations Hotline to accept contributions to support state flood victims.
As of Friday, May 7, the Hotline is also taking calls from people who need volunteer help. Anyone who needs the assistance of volunteers for help cleaning homes, etc., may call the Hotline. The toll free number is (866) 586-4483, and the hotline is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT daily.
Tetanus boosters are recommended for people who have not had one in the last 10 years, and who are involved in cleanup efforts and coming in contact with floodwater. If you receive a puncture wound or wound gets contaminated, consult a doctor or local health department to determine if a tetanus booster is needed, based on individual records.
Residents should watch for moisture in their homes, which can develop into mold. And, residents who have lost power should throw away any food they suspect of spoiling.
FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
Victims may call 888-395-9297 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages can be left at all hours. Callers should identify that they are seeking flood-related legal help. Victims who qualify will be matched with lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal aid.
HOUSING INFORMATION FROM THE TENNESSEE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Flood Housing Assistance.pdf
DISASTER ASSISTANCE FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
INFORMATION FROM THE TENNESSEE ATTORNEY GENERAL
The office of the Attorney General has issued a number of public statements this week warning about price gouging and other potential frauds that often accompany natural disasters. Below is a link to a special site on our public web page to educate citizens on how to deal with this emergency and to direct them to sources of help.