Gov. Haslam seeks disaster relief for 9 counties

Gov. Haslam seeks disaster relief for 9 counties

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for nine Tennessee counties affected by extreme winter weather last month.

The federal assistance programs would provide access to a 75 percent reimbursement of the eligible costs to Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Fayette, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, and Tipton counties.

The powerful arctic cold front brought winter precipitation that lasted from March 2 to March 4.

Officials say the state, local governments and electrical utilities spent more than $12 million in preparation for, response to, and recovery from the storm's impact.

The governor is seeking public assistance for all the counties in the request for debris removal, emergency protective measures and repairing roads, bridges, water control facilities, buildings, utilities and recreational facilities.

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