Susan Solomon, information officer for the March 2 tornado strike, said Friday 950 survivors in the 10 Tennessee counties which were struck have registered for aid.
“In Bradley County, 110 storm survivors have registered,” Solomon said.
Solomon noted 95 survivors visited the DRC.
Six homes were totally destroyed and nearly 80 were effected overall, according to early reports from Cleveland/Bradley County Emergency Management Agency.
Solomon reported $708,516 in federal aid has been approved in the 10 affected counties.
Registrations may continue through May 15 for the survivors of the Feb. 29 through March 2 tornado events.
Those affected can still register at www.disasterassistance.gov or by contacting FEMA by phone at 1-800-621-3362.
If survivors receive a low-interest disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration, they must complete and return it as soon as possible in order to be referred to other FEMA programs. Survivors do not have to accept a loan if one is offered but completing the loan application process may open the door to other kinds of assistance, according to Solomon.
She also noted that $135,200 in low-interest loans have been approved by the SBA.
Forty-four applications for residential assistance have been returned to FEMA by area residents out of the 613 issued. Two residences and one business have been approved so far, according to Solomon.
In neighboring Polk County, 11 survivors sought FEMA aid and in Monroe and McMinn counties, 197 have applied for help.
Hamilton County was the hardest-hit area and Solomon said 413 survivors have filed paperwork with FEMA.