FEMA http://wmot.org en FEMA Pays $640,000 to Tenn. Tornado Survivors http://wmot.org/post/fema-pays-640000-tenn-tornado-survivors <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Over 900 Tennesseans have registered for federal disaster assistance following the severe weather that swept the state February 29 and March 2.</p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it&rsquo;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.</p> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 00:35:40 +0000 Mike Osborne 9540 at http://wmot.org FEMA and TEMA Assessing Tornado Damage in Tenn. http://wmot.org/post/fema-and-tema-assessing-tornado-damage-tenn <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; -- A federal disaster declaration for Tennessee is possible following last week&rsquo;s deadly tornados.</p><p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it&rsquo;s joining Tennessee Emergency Management Agency personnel in assessing damage around the state following severe weather last Friday</p><p>TEMA says that nearly 900 homes and other structures in 19 Tennessee counties reported damage.&nbsp; Forty-five people sought medical treatment for storm related injuries, but no deaths were reported.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 17:54:22 +0000 Mike Osborne 8193 at http://wmot.org Tornado Damage Assessments Begin http://wmot.org/post/tornado-damage-assessments-begin <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">MURFREESBORO, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Disaster assessment teams from Tennessee and the federal government are&nbsp;evaluating&nbsp;damage from the&nbsp;storms that swept&nbsp;through the state&nbsp;on Friday.</span></p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:06:11 +0000 AP/WMOT 8146 at http://wmot.org Unusual Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test Today http://wmot.org/post/unusual-emergency-alert-system-eas-test-today <p>A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will take place today.</p><p>State and federal authorities are partnering to conduct the test this afternoon at 1 pm Central Standard Time.</p><p>The test will be aired simultaneously on every radio and television station across the country, as well as cable and satellite channels.</p><p>Today&rsquo;s test will be unusually long, lasting a full three minutes.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:44:54 +0000 Mike Osborne 3719 at http://wmot.org