The federal government has officially declared the flash floods on March 27 and March 28 to have been a major disaster. That means federal money will be available to pay for response efforts and infrastructure repair in 23 Tennessee counties.
Damage assessments from the Christmas morning bomb blast on Second Avenue continues to come in less severe than originally feared, particularly to underground infrastructure.
Federal disaster aid was approved Tuesday in response to the Christmas morning bombing in downtown Nashville.
Volunteerism is trailing off after record-breaking turnout during the initial days of tornado relief in Middle Tennessee. As recovery needs change and coronavirus spreads, volunteer counts have dipped. But emergency money has begun to reach recipients.
Power is back for most, roads are clearing and mountains of debris are being hauled away, but for many Middle Tennesseans the path to recovery from the Super Tuesday tornadoes will be long and confusing. There are donations and insurance claims to sort through — and there’s federal assistance.