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FEMA Opens Local Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA-state disaster recovery centers are open in Montgomery and Knox counties to serve residents who sustained losses from the recent tornadoes, winds and flooding of

April 25-28.

The centers locations and times are:

Montgomery County

Veterans Plaza Civic Hall

350 Pageant Lane

Clarksville, TN 37040

Opening June 9 until further notice

Hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT Monday through Saturday


Knox County

South Knoxville Optimist Club Building

6101 Moore Road

Knoxville, TN 37920

Opening June 9 until further notice

Hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Sunday through Saturday

Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and other organizations staff the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for assistance.

Residents who live in any of the designated disaster counties may register for FEMA assistance and get help at any of the open recovery center locations. The counties included in this disaster (DR-1974) are Bledsoe, Bradley, Carroll, Cocke, Crockett, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Henry, Johnson, Knox, Madison, McMinn, Monroe, Montgomery, Rhea, and Washington.

To register or get help from FEMA:

Call the Helpline, 800-621-FEMA (3362) from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT. The TTY number is

800-462-7585. Online, go to or Before registering, it is extremely important to know the exact dates when damage occurred. You will need to provide an accurate date when you register. It is not necessary to go to a recovery center to register.

For information about U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations, call 800-659-2955. The TTY number is

800-877-8339. Online, go to To locate Disaster Recovery Centers in Tennessee, go to,

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status.  If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. 

FEMA's housing assistance and Other Needs Assistance grants for medical, dental, and funeral expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be considered for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.  Applicants who do not qualify for a SBA loan may be eligible to receive Other Needs Assistance grants for these items.