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Tennessee Disaster Support Network

During a Disaster


Basic Needs

Disaster Food Stamps (SNAP) Questions and Answers for Tennessee Counties Affected by April Tornadoes - May 6, 2011 [PDF] (

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Nashville Area: The Salvation Army – Nashville Area Command

Nashville Area: Middle Tennessee Red Cross



TN SmartWay Road Closures (TDOT)

Nashville Area: Guide to Downtown Evacuation [PDF] (

Safety First- Evacuation Planning Support Program (Easter Seals)

Emergency Evacuation Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety – A Guide for People with Disabilities and Other Activity Limitations (Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions)

Disaster Information for Evacuees & Affected Persons (CDC)



FEMA Housing Portal

Search for Red Cross Shelters (American Red Cross)

Emergency Shelters - database search (TN Disability Pathfinder)

How to Shelter In Place (CDC)

Shelter in Place [PDF] (Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Management Agency)

Evacuation Centers (CDC)Memphis, TN, May 13, 2011 - Shelter guests at the Hope Presbyterian Church listen to information in Spanish from FEMA translator Andres Lugo. FEMA supplies information in many languages. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA.

Pet Shelters (CDC)


Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment Exchange
(TN Disability Pathfinder)



Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

Eligibility Information Sheet [PDF] (Emergency Prescription Assistance Program) 


For Specific Groups

Disaster Information for People With Chronic Conditions & Disabilities (CDC)

Disaster Information for Pregnant Women (CDC)