The FEMA update was one of many storm-response reports made Sunday during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center.
As of Saturday, FEMA disaster specialists and the Bradley County Bar Association had aided more than 130 residents.
To date, storm-assessed damage is near $48 million, excluding up to 10 businesses, two schools, debris cleanup and utilities, as well as other expenses which will be forthcoming.
The Hiwassee Chapter of the American Red Cross closed its emergency shelter at Saint Therese Catholic Church after the last remaining resident was provided with long-term housing. The shelter provided necessary services to displaced storm victims, serving as many as 27 people after the storms, according to reports.
The local chapter has received more than $60,000 in pledges and $48,000 in cash donations for disaster services.
“The Red Cross feeding program will stop providing hot meals for disaster victims Tuesday. Other resources in the community will be available to provide meals to those in need,” said Bob Gault, media relations officer for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and co-information officer for Cleveland-Bradley County Emergency Management Agency.
EMA Director Troy Spence has reported that Cleveland Utilities announced all homes capable of receiving power now have service.
Salvation Army officials also reported they are not accepting used clothing and furniture at this time. As storm victims acquire housing, used furniture will be a need. The Salvation Army will notify the community of their needs at that time.
The program will be assessed as the disaster relief situation changes.
Cleanup efforts in the five storm-stricken zones continue today.
Officials with city and county government will meet later today to accept a bid for monitoring and cleanup of the massive amounts of brush and debris left behind by the multiple tornadoes.