NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennesseans who suffered losses from the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that hit the Volunteer State over the past month have been approved for more than $5 million in federal help. More than 8,100 Tennesseans have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance.

 Then, on May 9, a presidential disaster declaration made federal funding available to eligible individuals in counties for help with losses caused by severe weather storms, straight-line winds and flooding beginning on April 19, 2011, and continuing.

State and federal with disaster losses to register with FEMA.  Call 800-621-FEMA (3362), go online to or use on a mobile device. Individuals with a speech or hearing impairment may call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Telephone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.