Posted 5/31/23

Federal disaster support for those affected by the March tornadoes will be upwards of $8.5 million, according to FEMA. The federal disaster assistance is helping the recovery of residents and businesses that suffered damaged from the tornadoes, which tore across Middle and Western Tennessee.

The assistance includes more than $3 million in FEMA grants and another $5.5 million in low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Families and households in Cannon, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Lewis, Macon, McNairy, Rutherford, Tipton and Wayne counties have until Tuesday, June 6, to apply for the federal disaster assistance from both agencies.

For more information got to, Visit, use the FEMA mobile app, or call the Disaster Assistance Helpline at 800-621-3362.