Officials: Nearly $11 million in aid given to tornado victims - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Officials: Nearly $11 million in aid given to tornado victims

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Federal officials say they have paid almost $11 million in aid so far in response to February's deadly tornadoes.

Federal Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Susan Solomon says it has paid $3.4 million in Tennessee. The Small Business Administration has given more than $7.3 million.

In Madison County, one of the hardest hit areas, about $281,000 has been paid out for housing assistance and another $274,000 was for personal property.

The storm damaged 587 homes in the county, according to the Jackson-Madison County Emergency Management Agency.

The deadline for registering with FEMA was Monday. Soloman said the agency is still processing 74 applications statewide, and that nearly 4,600 in Tennessee registered for FEMA assistance.

The string of storms that spawned several tornados on Feb. 5 killed nearly 60 people nationwide. Thirty-three were killed in Tennessee.

 

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