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Storm Shelter Grant Program in Tennessee

3,202 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
  • Stephanie Jackson
    Stephanie Jackson United States, Murfreesboro
    Feb 03, 2017
    Feb 03, 2017
    I have felt strongly that something has needed to be in place for several years now. Every year the state of Tennessee will face tornadoes. It is inevitable, and unfortunately there will be people who lose their lives to these storms.
  • Jacques mattison
    Jacques mattison United States, Tunkhannock
    Jan 26, 2017
    Jan 26, 2017
    Going to be moving there soon
  • Vivian Epps
    Vivian Epps United States, Humble
    Jan 22, 2017
    Jan 22, 2017
    The sirens in our town go off frequently. We need assistance of any kind in installing storm shelters or safe rooms.
  • JR RECTOR
    JR RECTOR United States, Memphis
    Jan 05, 2017
    Jan 05, 2017
    ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED IN TENNESSEE FOR STORM SHELTER FUNDING.
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