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FEMA Releases Disaster Aid For Tennessee

FEMA Releases Disaster Aid For Tennessee

By Tiffany Johnson. CREATED Aug 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tennessee has been approved to receive disaster aid to help in recovery efforts from storms that swept over the state in early June.

The severe weather included tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding, and it was blamed for two deaths in the state.

According to a statement from the agency, the approval makes federal funding available to state and municipal officials and some nonprofit organizations for emergency work to repair or replace damaged structures.

Along with the state, these counties are eligible for funding: Anderson, Bledsoe, Carroll, Decatur, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Lawrence, Lewis, Madison, Marion, Maury, McNairy, Moore, Perry, Roane, Sequatchie and Tipton.

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