Storm Shelter Grant Program in Tennessee

Edward Melton
Edward Melton 47 Comments
3,214 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
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Aug 11, 2017
    Aug 11, 2017
    I'm living in Roane co. Tn. Within 1/4 mile from Tiger Haven.(300 tiger,lions etc) I'm in a wheelchair ,unable to walk. If there's a tornado,I wouldn't be able to leave,and I don't have a storm cellar, and what can I do? What if all those animals get out? Who would help?
  • Muse Mann
    Muse Mann United States, Fayetteville
    Apr 30, 2017
    Apr 30, 2017
    The state should give grants to people who live in high risk area like where I'm from. We get way to many tornados through here
  • Debbie Patterson
    Debbie Patterson United States, Lexington
    Mar 29, 2017
    Mar 29, 2017
    I live in a mobile home in Lexington, Tn we heed a strom shelter but can't afford one our states get help we need it too
  • Melanie Wambach
    Melanie Wambach United States, Burlington
    Mar 27, 2017
    Mar 27, 2017
    I am a single 61 year old woman, I cant build one of these myself.
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