The president of United States, Joe Biden, signed on Monday the statement of “major disaster”In the state of Tennessee (south), hit by floods that left at least 21 dead and caused extensive damage, the White House announced in a statement.
Tennessee was hit Saturday by storms and floods rated by meteorologists as “historical”. The state received up to 38 centimeters of rain.
Rural roads, state highways and bridges were razed and thousands of people were without power.
The measure makes federal funds available to affected people in the county of Humphreys, where a 24-hour rainfall record was recorded for Tennesseesaid the National Weather Service.
Joe Biden, President of the United States.
Assistance for residents includes “grants for temporary housing and home repairs“, as well as “cheap loans to cover unsecured property losses”Said the White House.