More than $80M in FEMA funds approved for state

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 2:48pm
Staff reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $80 million in relief aid for flood victims across Tennessee, the agency announced Friday.

Registration across the state is close to 29,000 households, according to FEMA spokesman Nate Custer. Of those, 13,913 are in Davidson County, according to figures released Friday morning. 

Statewide, the agency has completed 16,219 home and property inspections. 

"It's moving along pretty quickly," Custer said, adding that money is "in the pipeline" already for many families. He did not provide a specific number. Families are eligible for as much as $29,900 in FEMA aid. 

To register with FEMA, visit or call 1-800-621-FEMA.