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Storm Shelter Grant Program in Tennessee

3,196 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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  • Henry Bechard
    Henry Bechard United States, Bristol
    Sep 12, 2016
    Sep 12, 2016
    We will moving to Tennessee within a few months. We are originally from the midwest and are very aware of how random and dangerous tornadoes can be. We plan on purchasing a safe-room since most new homes have no basements. A rebate program is a necessity in TN. which is tornado prone.
  • Jessica Pedace
    Jessica Pedace United States, Arizona City
    Jul 31, 2016
    Jul 31, 2016
    I will be a resident of WHite Bluff TN next month. This is considered an extreme risk area for tornadoes and I think it is ridiculous that even though it is a qualified provision-Tennessee chooses not to offer rebates for residential storm shelters. Once my family and I are in our new house in TN, we will be, as we always have been, in a very rural area. Leaving during a storm to get to a public shelter is simply not an option.
  • 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!
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