TENNESSEE RECEIVES ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN DECLARATION FROM
US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Loans now available to Tennessee small businesses that have suffered economic injury as a result of COVID-19
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Gov. Bill Lee announced that Tennessee has received a declaration for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration in response to a request submitted on Wednesday, March 18.
On the morning of October 21, 2019, severe weather made its way through the Mid-South. An EF-1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 105 miles per hour caused significant damage to buildings and businesses.
***Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security does not provide funds for damage repairs***
If your property sustained storm damage, take photographs to document the damage. You should also consider making emergency repairs to prevent any further damage such as covering broken windows with plastic or covering damaged roofs with tarps. If your home is uninhabitable, you should seek safe shelter.
Learn how to prepare for the unexpected by taking the free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training from the Shelby County Office of Preparedness. CERT students learn life-saving skills; gain a new confidence that they will know what do before, during and after a disaster. And be able to assist family, neighbors, and co-workers until the professional rescuers arrive on the scene.
CERT training is presented through lectures, videos, and hands-on exercises to teach students what to do before, during, and after a disaster.