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Disaster Declarations

The Mayor's Office of Emergency Management is the local agency that is responsible for applying for state and federal grants that are available to cities for disaster recovery efforts. Since OEM was established in 1992, Nashville Davidson County has incurred twelve federal disaster declarations, and recouped millions of dollars in federal and state funding for damages and costs.

Nashville/Davidson County Federal Disaster Declarations

  • Tornado damage, April 1974
  • Flooding, March 1975
  • Severe Storm damage, May 1979
  • Ice Storm, February 1994
  • Flooding, March 1997
  • Tornado damage, April 16, 1998
  • Tornado damage, May 5, 1999
  • Severe Storm damage, June 2000
  • Severe Storm damage, May 2003
  • Hurricane Katrina evacuation, September 2005
  • Tornado damage, April 7, 2006
  • Flooding, May 1-3, 2010
  • Wind damage, April 2011
  • Flooding, August 8, 2013
  • Ice Storm, February 2015