Washington -- White House Press Release June 17, 2024:  Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster

exists in the State of Tennessee and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of May 8 to May 9, 2024.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Cannon, Cheatham, Giles, Hamilton, Jackson, Macon, Maury, Montgomery, Polk, Smith, Sumner, and Warren Counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Ms. Leda M. Khoury of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been appointed to coordinate Federal recovery operations in the affected areas. 

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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