Tornado Response

On March 3, 2020, a violent tornado hit Mt. Juliet causing widespread damage. This page will contain information and links to resources related to the City of Mt. Juliet’s response to the storm.

Please visit https://mjpdnews.org/tornado for up-to-date information on the following:

  • Curfew for Affected Areas
  • Current Road Closures
  • Volunteer Info
  • Donations

IRS TAXPAYER ADVOCATE

The Mt. Juliet Chamber event is Thursday, March 26th from 10 am to 2 pm

The Lebanon/Wilson Chamber is Wednesday, April 1st from 9 am to 1 pm.

SURVIVOR RESOURCES

Helpful Info from FEMA/TEMA

MT. JULIET TORNADO ASSISTANCE REQUEST PORTAL

HelpPortal - Mt. Juliet Tornado Assistance Request Portal (Link)

FEMA ASSISTANCE

The federal government will provide assistance in three Tennessee counties – Davidson, Putnam, and Wilson – to help individuals and county governments begin the recovery process from the deadly March 3, tornadoes.

Impacted individuals in the three, federally-declared counties can begin now to register with FEMA and apply for federal assistance if eligible. Individuals can begin the registration process by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov, or calling FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-758, between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., ET, 7 days a week.

The federal declaration will also provide reimbursement assistance to local jurisdictions in the declared counties to help with costs for debris removal and emergency protective measures during and following the severe weather event.

IMPORTANT WEBSITES and PHONE NUMBERS

• Those who need help with debris removal can contact the Crisis Cleanup Hotline at 1-800-451-1954.

• Airbnb is providing no-cost accommodations to Tennessee storm and tornado survivors, www.airbnb.com/tntornado20.

• Tennessee’s Crisis Phone Line is 1-855-274-7471 to speak with a trained mental health professional.

• Volunteer in Davidson County to help survivors with Hands on Nashville, 615-298-1108 or www.hon.org.

• Volunteer to help survivors in other Tennessee counties with TN VOAD, https://tnvoad.shutterfly.org.

• Avoid disaster-related scams with help from the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs, 615-741-4743 or www.tn.gov/consumer.

• Get help on filing insurance claims, hiring contractors, and reporting misconduct with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, www.tn.gov/commerce.

• Local short-term or permanent rental housing options with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, www.TNHousingSearch.org or 1-877-428-8844.

• The Tennessee Department of Safety has Driver Services Mobile Units in Cookeville and Nashville to help those who have lost IDs during the storms, http://bit.ly/32PaTuF.

Individual Assistance Programs

• Mass Care and Emergency Assistance (MC/EA)

• Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP)

• Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

• Disaster Legal Services (DLS)

• Disaster Case Management (DCM)

• Individuals and Households Program (IHP)

Individual Assistance Service Delivery Channels

• Internet or Smartphone Application: Disaster survivors may apply for IHP Assistance or check their application status online at www.disasterassistance.gov. Disaster survivors may also access FEMA via smartphone by downloading the application from www.fema.gov or through their mobile provider’s application store.

• FEMA Toll-Free Helpline: Disaster survivors may call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 to register for assistance or check their application status. Disaster survivors who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and use a Text Telephone (TTY) may call 800-462-7585. Disaster survivors who use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service), may call 800-621-3362.

Temporary Structure Information for Residents and Businesses

Information for Residents and Businesses affected by the March 2020 tornado needing to deploy temporary structures.