ABSTRACT

Southeastern Tornado Outbreak: Brief Overview of FEMA Programs and Resources [Updated December 17, 2021]   [open pdf - 809KB]

From the Introduction: "A late-season tornado outbreak produced significant damage and numerous fatalities across portions of the southeastern United States and Ohio Valley from the evening of December 10 to the early morning of December 11, 2021. This Insight briefly overviews emergency and major disaster declarations [hyperlink] and federal assistance programs relevant to those affected by the storm. It also provides selected Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports on federal emergency management policy. [...] On December 13, 2021, President Biden approved emergency declarations authorizing PA emergency protective measures for nine counties in Tennessee [hyperlink] and 13 counties in Illinois [hyperlink]. Additional declarations for other states (or additional forms of assistance for existing declarations) may be forthcoming if the President determines that federal assistance is necessary to support state and local recovery. This information will be published in FEMA's declaration database [hyperlink]. FEMA's website [hyperlink] provides additional information on federal response efforts related to the tornado outbreak. [hyperlink]"

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN11822
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Date:
2021-12-17
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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