Bright & Early: Live Like We’re Drying Edition

Good morning, Nashville. According to the Tennesseans who have been dealing with FEMA over the past few days, help is arriving surprisingly fast. Tales of two-day application turnarounds, speedy inspectors and quick payments through direct deposit seem to be the norm. FEMA officials were also on-hand last night for two community meetings in Bellevue and Franklin to field questions from the hundreds of folks who attended. As a reminder, eligible folks may apply for FEMA assistance by visiting or by calling 1-800-621-3362. Assistance is also available for renters, businesses and nonprofits through the Small Business Administration.

Photo by Phillip Riggins.