Storm Shelter Grant Program in Tennessee

Edward Melton
Edward Melton 50 Comments
3,218 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
  • Leesa Dodd
    Leesa Dodd United States, Houston
    Jan 13, 2018
    Jan 13, 2018
    I own property in Perry County TN.
  • maureen lipinski
    maureen lipinski United States
    Jan 07, 2018
    Jan 07, 2018
    would like financial assistance with installation of Storm Shelter
  • Ricky Dodd
    Ricky Dodd United States
    Nov 15, 2017
    Nov 15, 2017
    I own property in Perry County, Tn near Lobelville and live full-time in an RV often for several months in Perry County. I would like to have financial assistance installing a storm shelter on my property.
  • 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?
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