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Tennessee Fires 2016

Extensive wildfires devastated areas in Sevier County, Tennessee from November 28 - December 9, 2016.   The President made a major disaster declaration for Tennessee on December 15, 2016.

For Tennessee Wildfires (DR-4293), Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Sevier County only.

Note:  THE FEMA APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR TENNESSEE WILDFIRES DR-4293 is FEBRUARY 12, 2017.  Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process. THE SBA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS ALSO FEBRUARY 12, 2017. 

Key resources for those affected by Hurricane Matthew: 

Residents and businesses affected by wildfires in Sevier County, Tennessee can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov. 

Individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

Another option is to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov  or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

  • If you need to appeal a FEMA denial on your own, please see here to get an interactive form to appeal and letter requesting a copy of your file.
  • You can also find resources on this site under For People Who Need Help.
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