Pres. Biden grants Tennessee emergency declaration post-tornadoes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – President Joe Biden has granted an emergency declaration in Tennessee that will make federal assistance available to nine counties damaged by this weekend’s tornadoes.

Gov. Bill Lee announced the declaration on Tuesday after requesting it the previous day.

With the declaration, Cheatham, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Obion, Stewart, and Weakley counties can seek reimbursement for emergency measures taken in response to the disaster.

The declaration also directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide direct assistance to the nine counties.

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