FEMA

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Over 900 Tennesseans have registered for federal disaster assistance following the severe weather that swept the state February 29 and March 2.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it’s already paid out more than $640,000 in disaster recovery assistance to residents in the 10 Tennessee counties that were declared disaster areas by President Obama.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- A federal disaster declaration for Tennessee is possible following last week’s deadly tornados.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it’s joining Tennessee Emergency Management Agency personnel in assessing damage around the state following severe weather last Friday

TEMA says that nearly 900 homes and other structures in 19 Tennessee counties reported damage.  Forty-five people sought medical treatment for storm related injuries, but no deaths were reported.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Disaster assessment teams from Tennessee and the federal government are evaluating damage from the storms that swept through the state on Friday.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said there were a total of 75 tornado warnings issued throughout the state on Friday.

TEMA spokesman Dean Flener said Tennessee was lucky to escape without the fatalities several other states suffered, but damage has been reported in 19 counties.

Unusual Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test Today

Nov 9, 2011

A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will take place today.

State and federal authorities are partnering to conduct the test this afternoon at 1 pm Central Standard Time.

The test will be aired simultaneously on every radio and television station across the country, as well as cable and satellite channels.

Today’s test will be unusually long, lasting a full three minutes.