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Gov. Haslam Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for 9 Counties

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (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 weather knocked out power to more than 75,000 customers, some of whom didn't get it restored for up to six days.


"This storm had a major impact on the state, and local and state agencies, voluntary organizations and electrical cooperatives planned and responded to a degree that saved both life and property," Haslam said in a statement.


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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