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After the Flood: Resources for the Vanderbilt Community

Vanderbilt University and Medical Center are back to business, however, many of our employees are deeply affected by the flood. This site is a central information resource for employees affected by the flood.

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Disaster Pay Benefit

If a faculty member, staff member or trainee has been or will be in the next 6 months unable to report to work as scheduled due to their residence being destroyed or because their residence is uninhabitable, Vanderbilt will be offering a one-time, non-precedent setting benefit to these affected employees of up to two weeks of paid time off commensurate with their normal work schedule. Read message from Provost McCarty and Vice Chancellor Balser »

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Vanderbilt Employee Needs Assessment Survey

If you or someone who reports to you needs assistance recovering from the flood, please fill out this survey for the person in need.  Please complete this as soon as possible to help us determine the needs of the Vanderbilt community. Take the survey »

How to apply for federal disaster relief

President Obama has declared Davidson, Sumner, Williamson and Hickman counties a federal disaster area. Register for aid by calling the Federal Emergency Management Agency helpdesk at (800) 745-0243 or visiting the FEMA website.

Cleaning up from the flood? Document, document, document!

Any flood-related expenses, from purchase of cleaning supplies to renting hotel rooms or cars, should be documented by saving receipts, taking photographs, etc. The documentation will help people receive reimbursement if they qualify for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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