Help is on the way for an historic Tennessee structure nearly destroyed by tornadoes two months ago. Organizers of an upcoming colonial fair hope the event will bring money and awareness to the rebuilding effort at Wynnewood.more>> On Monday, mobile homes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency were delivered Macon County, the state's hardest-hit area by deadly storms in February. more>> Macon County, about 50 miles northeast of Nashville, was the hardest hit area of the string of storms on Feb. 5 that killed nearly 60 people nationwide. Thirty-three were killed in Tennessee.more>> Nearly 3,000 Tennessee Baptist churches are being asked to take a special offering to help Union University recover from damage sustained in the Feb. 5 tornado. more>> Six weeks after severe storms ripped across the state, residents in one of the hardest-hit areas are rebuilding their homes. More than 170 houses were destroyed by last month's tornadoes in Macon County.more>> It is an idea city leaders have had for awhile, but it has received renewed attention because several deadly storms have blown through the Sumner County community in the past few years.more>> More than 100 inmates at Riverbend Maximum Security institution donated $244.68 to a trust fund for 11-month-old Kyson Stowell. The infant survived the storm, which killed his mother. more>> Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeremy Heidt said a 58-year-old woman from Macon County died Thursday as a result of her injuries. more>> A month after tornadoes ravaged this rural area, residents are playing the waiting game - for federal aid to arrive, for insurance checks to come in the mail and for construction to begin. more>> A month ago, a series of tornadoes ripped across the state and destroyed many homes and businesses. In Macon County, some people blame shoddy construction and limited codes enforcement on the extent of the building damages. more>> Vocalist and entertainer Wynonna Judd will perform Friday at a concert for tornado victims in western Williamson County. On Sunday, Vince Gill and Amy Grant will headline a benefit concert in Franklin.more>> FEMA is teaming up with building supply stores to provide information on cleaning up, rebuilding stronger and disaster preparedness. On Feb. 5, a series of severe storms ripped across the state, killing more than 30 people. more>> The post office in Castalian Springs reopened Friday. Residents can use the facility, which is smaller than the one a tornado destroyed on Feb. 5. more>> Union University will have a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning for a new student housing complex. It will house some students by September. more>> Jay Eaker, a FEMA spokesman in Tennessee, said the agency is also providing other housing options such as hotels or using federal grant money to purchase mobile homes. more>> Close to 40 dogs and cats displaced by a series of storms that ripped through the state were moved to shelters in Davidson, Rutherford and Sumner counties.more>> On Tuesday morning, families tried to resume a normal routine when students returned to school after storms damaged portions of the county two weeks ago. more>> Lee Carter, 26, has been identified in the latest death from this month's severe weather that spawned dozens of tornadoes, raising the state's death toll to 32. more>> The Union University Board of Trustees will hear plans to build four new residential halls to replace dormitories destroyed by a tornado earlier this month. more>> Tuesday was dedicated move-in day for Union University students in Jackson, Tenn. - just two weeks after deadly tornadoes swept across the region.more>> Union University students will soon make their way back to class, two weeks after a tornado severely damaged the school. Two residence halls were demolished, displacing hundreds of students. more>> Another person has died from injuries suffered in the series of severe storms that ripped across the state two weeks ago. The storm-related death toll is now 32. more>> Gateway of Hope Christian Center in Lebanon will hold a benefit concert Monday night for tornado victims in Macon, Trousdale, Sumner counties. more>> Disaster recovery centers are now open in Williamson, Benton and Hickman counties to help residents who sustained losses in the tornadoes and severe storms of Feb. 5-6.more>> Last week's storms were so strong, they tore the stitching off the flag, which flew over the state Capitol in downtown Nashville. Gov. Bredesen gave the flag to TEMA. more>> The effect of last week's tornadoes will be felt for decades, according to state Agriculture Commissioner Ken Givens as he visited Macon County, one of the state's hardest-hit areas. more>> Metro's Office of Emergency Management announced Thursday a new tornado siren policy designed to save lives during severe weather. Officials said the policy will help alert those who are unaware of dangerous weather conditions. more>> Dozens of FEMA manufactured homes will be shipped to Tennessee to provide temporary housing to those who lost their homes in last week's tornadoes. more>> Gov. Phil Bredesen announced that the state will supply matching money for local governments seeking federal disaster aid.more>> The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeremy Heidt said the error came because two people had been counted twice. more>> The federal government has authorized a major disaster declaration for Benton, Hickman, Houston, Lewis, Montgomery, Perry, Trousdale and Williamson counties. Last week's tornadoes killed 33 people.more>> Six days ago, a trail of tornadoes ripped through Tennessee. Since then, people have put in long hours to clean up debris piling up in communities. more>> FEMA opened disaster recovery centers in five counties in Tennessee Monday. About 10,000 people have signed up for federal aid. more>> Thousand of volunteers spent the weekend cleaning up parts of Castalian Springs, where six people died in storms last week. Finding places to dispose of the debris is one of the biggest problems they are facing. more>> Gov. Steve Beshear has sent President Bush a letter asking him to declare Kentucky a federal disaster area. Seven people died in Kentucky and more were injured in the Feb. 6 storm. more>> The preliminary estimate of residential tornado damage in Macon County is $78 million. About 430 homes in the county were damaged with more than half uninhabitable. more>> A Jackson hotel that was going to close down will now help house Union University students whose dormitories were destroyed by last week's tornado. The Old English Inn is owned by Englewood Baptist Church.more>> President Bush visited the wreckage of Tuesday's string of tornadoes that ripped across Tennessee. Thirty three people died in Tennessee. The storms also injured 180 people. more>> Authorities said a Macon County man has died from carbon monoxide poisoning by a generator he was using to power his storm-damaged home. more>> One of the men who met President Bush Friday was not only a victim but a rescuer. Captain Phil Spears has spent his life preparing for disaster and now he is in the middle of it. more>> People who live in the hardest-hit areas have a new enemy -- looters. Police in cities such as Lafayette are working to stop them. more>> A minister and his family who were helping in tornado recovery efforts died in a car accident in Macon County. The crash happened Thursday on Highway 52, west of Lafayette.more>> Police arrested two people in Macon County and they are questioning them for looting. A curfew to protect property starts Friday night. more>> The estimate could go up. The National Weather Service is examining damage areas in Clark and Fayette counties to see if they may have been hit, too. more>> President Bush arrived in Nashville at Nashville International Airport at 9:08 a.m. Bush will survey damage, meet with local officials and express support for people affected by the tornadoes.more>> Dozens of people in Lafayette are recovering from Tuesday's tornado, which battered the farming community in Macon County and claimed the lives of 14 people. more>> A tornado ripped through Trousdale County Tuesday night, destroying homes and igniting a blaze that was visible for several miles. Several families are trying to rebuild after surviving both disasters. more>> Jackson Electric Authority said that more than 200 customers did not have power and more than 300 were without telecom services. The company said that the services would be restored by 10 p.m. Thursday with the exceptions of Walker Road and Huntersville.more>> Rescuers found an 11-month-old boy beside debris left in the wake of deadly storms. Kyson Stowell's mother Kerri Stowell was one of 32 who died in the series of storms that swept across Tennessee. more>> Crews from utility companies across the state have been working frantically to restore power to those affected by Tuesday night's tornadoes. More than 4,500 households remain in the dark in Trousdale County.more>> A massive search and rescue effort is now underway in Macon County where 14 people died in a series of storms that swept across the state. More than 200 people are missing in the county.more>> The total number of deaths in Tennessee has increased to 32, including 14 in Macon County, about 60 miles northeast of Nashville. more>> The muddy field was littered with debris after a wave of violent storms: Living room couches, strollers, children's toys. So when two rescuers came upon a baby, they thought he was a doll. more>> The damage was bad in Williamson and Hickman counties, but there were no fatalities. A smart move by a daughter in Williamson County saves her father during the storm.more>> Figuring out whether strong winds or a tornado ripped through a region can be difficult. Once the weather calms, the National Weather Service will survey the damage to determine what type of storm system moved through the area. more>> Power has not been restored in Macon County where 13 people died when severe storms rushed through Tuesday night. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church was among the buildings destroyed.more>> The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency now confirms that 31 people were killed after a series of severe storms rushed through parts of Tennessee. more>> A few school districts in southern Kentucky and Tennessee will close Thursday in the wake of severe storms that rushed through the region Tuesday night. more>> Seven people died in Sumner County. Volunteers found a baby alive near debris in Castalian Springs. more>> Seven people are dead after storms across Kentucky and Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency. more>> Hospitals sprang into action to help those seriously injured by Tuesday night's storms. Doctors, nurses and emergency responders at area hospitals acted quickly to treat storm victims. more>> Kentucky State Police have identified four of seven people killed in violent storms that raked across Kentucky. more>> A list of Tennessee storm victims who have been identified by authorities.more>> Gov. Phil Bredesen surveyed the damage tornadoes left in seven Tennessee counties. He said it's the most severe and longest trail of tornadoes he has seen since becoming governor. more>> Union University in Jackson sustained heavy tornado damage when a line of heavy thunderstorms moved through the area Tuesday. All the students were rescued including 16 trapped in a dormitory.more>> No one was killed in a huge explosion at the Columbia Gulf Transmission Co. plant. Flames shot hundreds of feet in the air at the natural gas pumping plant Tuesday night. more>> A funeral home official in western Kentucky said a funeral will be held Friday for a Muhlenberg County couple and their adult daughter killed in storms that swept through the state. more>> At daylight firefighters, police officers, K-9 units, rescue crews and search teams ventured out to assesses the damage and search for those who need help in Williamson County.more>> Submit storm photos and see other viewer's severe weather photography.more>> Check to NewsChannel 5's storm watch school closings to see if your school will have class.more>> More than a dozen homes were damaged in Christian County, Kentucky and families had to take cover when strong winds moved into the area. more>> The Tennessee Department of Health reported 24 fatalities and over 149 injuries and one person missing after severe storms tore through Middle Tennessee.more>> CASTALIAN SPRINGS, Tenn. - Overnight storms that ripped through much of the Southeast destroyed the Castalian Springs Post Office.
The office says until further notice, all mail for customers who usemore>> Sumner County Emergency Management officials confirmed that five people died in the wake of a wave of storms that moved through Castalian Springs. Red Cross opened a shelter in Gallatin for people affected by the storms and evacuated because of a large fire. more>> A fire erupted at a natural gas pumping station near the Macon County community of Green Grove, about 40 miles from Nashville after a tornado ripped through the area. more>> Two people have been confirmed dead near Jackson after tornadoes and strongs winds moved through the area. more>> Officials closed Interstate 40 east of Jackson Tuesday night after 60 vehicles were involved in two separate incidents. more>> People attending a Nashville Predators game were advised not to leave the Sommet Center because of damaging winds moving through the city.more>>
NewsChannel 5 and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee established the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund in the wake of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes that struck the region.more>> A few cleanup efforts are available Saturday in Macon, Sumner and Houston counties. more>> Williamson Medical Center will donate $25,000 to help two Williamson County communities devastated by last week's tornadoes. more>> A disaster recovery center opened in Williamson County to help disaster survivors. The center is located at 5750 Pinewood Road at the intersection of Bending Chestnut Road in Franklin. more>> Donations and volunteers are needed for the effort organized at the request of the Sumner County Emergency Management Agency. more>> Last week's tornadoes caused death, damage and destruction. They also displaced many pets and livestock. more>> The warehouse behind the Tennessee National Guard Armory in Lafayette are overloaded with donated items. Donations have reached the capacity of a warehouse behind the shelter. more>> Volunteers are needed to help in the cleanup of private property in Macon County. Anyone who wishes to help should meet at Macon County Junior High School, 1003 Highway 52 Bypass East, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. or call 666-9367.more>> The Amercian Red Cross opened service centers to help individuals or families who live in areas affected by last week's tornadoes. One center opened in Hickman County. more>> The Mayor's Office Of Emergency Management and local organizations will have a donation drive at LP Field this weekend to benefit storm victims. more>>