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Tennessee Officials, Meteorologists Promoting Preparedness for Severe Weather Awareness Week

February 22, 2017 | 2:01 pm

Tennessee’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is Feb. 26, to Mar. 4, 2017, and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), and the National Weather Service (NWS) are asking Tennesseans to make severe weather planning and preparedness a priority. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s Severe Weather Awareness Week proclamation is online at: [...]

Deadline approaching for Sevier County wildfire survivors to register for FEMA disaster assistance, SBA loan programs.

February 10, 2017 | 11:03 am

The deadline for individuals to register for FEMA disaster assistance is Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Disaster survivors may register for FEMA assistance the following ways: – Online at (also in Spanish). – Download the FEMA mobile app (also in Spanish). – Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Persons who are deaf, hard of [...]

TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan Statement on After-Action Review of the Sevier County Wildfires

January 25, 2017 | 7:28 pm

Statement from TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan for news media on questions regarding after-action review of the Sevier County wildfire. “The Sevier County wildfire is the most catastrophic wildland-urban interface fire event in the history of Tennessee, and the most devastating fire in the state since the 1916 East Nashville fire. While TEMA and its partners [...]