LIST: Schedule of flood recovery meetings

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 11:50pm
Staff reports
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Thousands of Nashville area families who suffered devastating losses during last weekend’s floods have found the support they need and are on the road to recovery.

For those who aren’t quite as far along, 63 United Way partner agencies are stepping up to help out.

Executives from the agencies will report on response activities and assess the current state of available resources from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 12.

United Way will announce it has advanced $1.3 million in grant payments to agencies this week to help meet unprecedented immediate needs.

Additionally, United Way officials will share details for agencies on how to apply for additional funding through the United Way Restore The Dream Fund.

Goodlettsville

In Goodlettsville, Mayor John Finch is hosting an informational meeting to advise city residents and business owners affected by flooding what assistance is available.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 12 at Goodlettsville City Hall Auditorium, 105 S. Main St., Goodlettsville.

FEMA, TEMA, SBA and Sumner County EMA officials will be at the meeting to explain relief programs and options and to answer questions from the citizens.

“Everyone impacted — whether in a major way or small way by the flood — should register with FEMA as the first step. FEMA is the key to all other benefits and programs,” Finch said. “There are programs for people with or without flood insurance. There is a program for underinsured people, and low interest long term loans for individuals and businesses.”