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Storm Shelter Grant Program in Tennessee

3,187 Signatures Goal: 50,000

Most states within \"Tornado Alley\" provide grants to residents that reimburse them for the expense of building a FEMA or similar agency approved safe room or storm shelter. The amount of these grants vary greatly from one state to another and for the most part only cover a portion of the total cost. However, something is better than nothing and that is exactly what we have in Tennessee. Upon discovering this I asked my state representative about implementing a program here in TN since we are just as susceptible to catastrophic storms as Mississippi, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. I have her support but we need a collective voice to send to Nashville. I will be collecting names until I feel we have enough to send to my representative in Nashville. WHEREAS we the undersigned do declare our desire for the state of Tennessee to implement a program similar to those of the surrounding states that provide aid in the form of a grant for the construction of a residential safe room/storm shelter by a Tennessee homeowner.

Sponsor

I am a resident of Fayette County, TN who, given the severity of the storms during the past few years, is concerned that most homes in Western Tennessee do not provide adequate protection from high energy storms. The high cost and/or technical difficulty of personally building such a structure serve as a barrier to most residents placing a storm shelter on their property. I\'m working to change that.

Links

FEMA Saferoom Info http://www.fema.gov/mit/saferoom/ Arkansas Grant Program http://www.adem.state.ar.us/documents/Preparedness/Grants%20Available.htm TSW Storm Shelters, Inc. http://www.tswstormshelters.com/ Steel Storm Shelters http://www.steelstormshelters.com

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  • Sharon McNeal
    Sharon McNeal United States, Marietta
    May 25, 2016
    May 25, 2016
    I was surprised TN does not provide grants. I am in Hardeman County and we get the severe weather coming from MS. TN needs grants!
  • Shirley Miller
    Shirley Miller United States, Nashville
    Mar 31, 2016
    Mar 31, 2016
    We desperately need help with some grants for protection. I work, and have worked all my life and SOME help is what the working people of Tennessee deserve!
  • Kathy Skoog
    Kathy Skoog United States, Woodbury
    Mar 19, 2016
    Mar 19, 2016
    No storm shelters anywhere near us. Most people say go in a closet. I would prefer a shelter, but too expensive.
  • Vicky Gamber
    Vicky Gamber United States, Cincinnati
    Mar 14, 2016
    Mar 14, 2016
    The tornado that hit Holly Springs was only 30 minutes from my house. A grant for our area just like in MS would be wonderful!
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