Hickory Hill residents begin FEMA application process - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Lori Brown

Hickory Hill residents begin FEMA application process

With homes ripped up and yards torn up, dozens of storm weary people poured into the Hickory Hill Community in search of help Monday.
"It was quite shocking to see a 6 foot brick wall in back yard missing," tornado victim Jeff Mallette said.

Jeff Mallettee said he was one of the more fortunate ones. While his home near Quince and Riverdale is missing some roof shingles, it is still in livable condition.

He was not in the direct path of the tornado. But the winds still packed a powerful punch.

Mallettee said the FEMA application process was quick and easy.

A FEMA spokesperson said if you had any damage from the tornado at all you should start the application process.

"A lot of different things you may qualify for, rental insurance may be one but it's left up to each case, you don't know until you do that," FEMA spokesperson Don Daniel said.

Now that tornado victims have applied for help, they should find out in about a week or so if federal dollars will be coming their way to help them get their lives back on track.

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