I cannot find this online, but this is something I saw in yesterday's Maryville Daily Times. Blount County is sending 10 police officers to assist in New Orleans. But first, they had to get authorization from FEMA. Once they got that, they needed authorization from the state and county. An Officer actually said in the paper; "We now have authorization from BEMA, which got authorization from TEMA, which got authorization from FEMA to go to New Orleans"