FEMA wants 2010 flood money back from Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NEWSCHANNEL 5) -- NewsChannel 5 in Nashville is reporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency wants over $400,000 in grant money returned from the 2010 flood.

Nashville was devastated by flooding on May 1, 2010, and the city estimated the disaster costed residents $1.5 billion.

Nashville was declared a federal state of emergency three days after the rivers began rising.

According to a report from the Office of Inspector General, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency did not ensure Nashville-Davidson County used grant fund according to FEMA guidelines.

An audit showed the county did not always follow regulations when spending funds, so therefore the report said FEMA should disallow $413,074 in project costs.