Homeowners affected by last Sunday's flood could be getting federal assistance.
Damage assessment teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have visited three east Tennessee counties.
They are trying to determine if the area is eligible for federal disaster aid.
Governor Bill Haslam received enough damage reports from TEMA that he is seeking federal assistance. FEMA says there is an $8.5 million threshold for the area to qualify for federal money.
If the assessment from FEMA reaches that threshold, the state would ask President Obama for a disaster declaration. That would clear the way for residents to be reimbursed up to $30,000 for repairs.