Posted on May 15, 2003
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Bill Frist (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today announced President Bush has granted additional disaster relief for Tennessee counties bringing the total amount of federal disaster assistance to $3.7 million to date. "I applaud the President's quick approval of federal disaster assistance. This aid will ensure that all Tennesseans have the support they need to rebuild our communities," said Frist. "We must continue to determine the needs of others and ensure that all who were impacted by the recent storms receive the necessary assistance. Tennesseans, like always, have really come together. I'll continue to support what our state needs so we can move beyond this natural disaster." "These funds will help additional Tennessee communities to rebuild their lives, homes and businesses after the recent severe storms and flooding," Alexander said. In a letter on May 13, Frist and Alexander, along with Congressmen Zach Wamp, John Duncan, Marsha Blackburn, Bart Gordon, John Tanner, Jim Cooper and Lincoln Davis, urged President Bush's prompt attention to Governor Bredesen's request for additional disaster assistance. Counties now qualifying for Individual Assistance (assistance to individuals and households) are: Bedford, Bledsoe, Bradley, Cannon, Carroll, Cheatham, Chester, Coffee, Crockett, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Hamilton, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Lake, Lauderdale, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Maury, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Montgomery, Obion, Polk, Rhea, Robertson, Rutherford, Sequatchie, Stewart, Warren, Wayne, Weakley, Williamson, and Wilson. Those counties that qualify for Public Assistance (assistance to state and local governments for the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged public facilities) are: Benton, Cannon, Carroll, DeKalb, Dickson, Dyer, Haywood, Henderson, Henry,Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Montgomery, Perry, Polk, Stewart, Weakley and Williamson.