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Storm Shelter Grant Program in Tennessee

3,175 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
  • Peggy Matlock
    Peggy Matlock United States, Arlington
    Feb 03, 2016
    Feb 03, 2016
    I would love to see a grant for this. I need it!
  • Bert Ivey
    Bert Ivey United States
    Jan 11, 2016
    Jan 11, 2016
    Even if it just helps to offset the installation costs, TN needs to encourage residents to implement measures that can reduce loss of life due to windstorm events.
  • Jim Replogle
    Jim Replogle United States, Oak Ridge
    Jan 06, 2016
    Jan 06, 2016
    it would be very helpful, it seems like every year at least one tornado will come within a few miles of my house, I live about 12 miles from the nearest town that has some kind of public shelter.
  • James Rice
    James Rice United States
    Jan 04, 2016
    Jan 04, 2016
    Storm shelters are expensive. Financial help would be a great help. Thanks.
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    James Rice United States
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