Hagerty, Blackburn Applaud Federal Disaster Declaration to Help Tennesseans Recover from Severe Winter Storms

April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON. – United States Senators Bill Hagerty (R-TN.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauded President Joe Biden’s Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Tennessee, which will release federal funds to help communities across the state recover from the severe winter storms that occurred in February.

“Tennesseans once again showed resilience and came together to help communities affected by the winter storms in February,” said Hagerty. “Many of the hard hit communities across the state are still facing challenges and rebuilding. I appreciate the federal funds allocated through this declaration to help Tennesseans recover fully.”

“After severe winter storms devastated Tennessee communities, I joined members of the TN delegation to call on the President to grant the Governor’s disaster declaration request,” said Blackburn. “These federal funds will help our communities rebuild and recover.”

For more information regarding the Major Disaster Declaration, visit Tennessee Emergency Medical Agency or Federal Emergency Medical Agency.