President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for parts of Tennessee because of the killer tornadoes and flooding.
The order on Sunday means residents in Bradley, Greene, Hamilton, and Washington counties will be eligible for federal funding to help with home repairs, temporary housing, uninsured property losses and other needs. Money will be available for state and local governments as well.
Some private nonprofit organizations also are eligible for help in those counties for debris removal and emergency protection measures.
Gov. Bill Haslam has sent a request for a presidential declaration proclaiming four counties in the eastern part of the state as disaster areas.
At least 34 people were killed in Tennessee in tornadoes this week. A total of 342 have died in seven states. Alabama was the hardest hit with 250 deaths.
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