Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, High Winds and Flooding (DR-1266)

Incident period: January 21, 1999 to January 31, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 23, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 19, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Tuesday, Mar. 23, 1999 is the last day for residents and business owners in the 15 Arkansas counties designated disaster areas to apply for disaster assistance, according to Federal Coordinating Officer Graham Nance and State Coordinating Officer David Maxwell. The 15 counties -- Clay, Faulkner, Grant, Greene, Independence, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lonoke, Miller, Monroe, Poinsett, Pulaski, Saline, St. Francis and White -- were declared disaster areas by President Bill Clinton following the severe storms, tornadoes, high winds and flooding in January.
March 15, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Residents of Arkansas who have not yet applied for federal disaster have only one more week to apply. Tuesday, Mar. 23 is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
March 12, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State and federal officials continue efforts to help Arkansas communities recover from the severe storms and tornadoes that struck the state earlier this year. To help meet the needs of tornado victims unable to find other temporary housing, 11 travel trailers and 15 manufactured houses have been located on private property, and seven manufactured houses have been placed on commercial property in Independence, Jefferson, Monroe, St. Francis and White Counties.
March 5, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Federal and State officials continue disaster recovery efforts in Arkansas. Here is a recap of this week's activities.
March 4, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Free legal assistance is available from the Young Lawyers Section of the Arkansas Bar Association to the victims of the devastating tornadoes, severe storms, high winds and flooding which hit the state between Jan. 21 and Jan. 31, 1999. This assistance is in accordance with an agreement between the Young Lawyers Section of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Arkansas Office of Emergency Services (OES).
March 1, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- March 1, 1999 Following the presidential disaster declaration of Jan. 23, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide funding for projects to reduce risk from future disasters in Arkansas. Eligible applicants include state and local governments, and certain private non-profit organizations.

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