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

February 5, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is developing a list of rental properties for individuals and families who are in need of temporary housing due to recent severe storms, tornadoes and high winds. Property owners and landlords who have housing to rent should call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-525-0321 (TTY 1-800-660-8005 for the hearing impaired) and give the addresses and contact names for their rental properties.
February 3, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The process of applying for federal disaster assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures and the repair, restoration and replacement of public facilities damaged in the wake of the January 21 tornadoes has begun for the city of Beebe, for Pulaski County and state agencies, and for Saline County.
February 3, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Community Relation teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Arkansas' Department of Emergency Services (OES) will be making a second sweep of the Little Rock and Beebe areas this coming Friday, February 5 to make sure that everyone has the information needed to get disaster assistance. The teams are working together to make sure people affected by January's tornadoes and severe storms know what government disaster assistance is available to begin the recovery process.
February 2, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A total of 15 counties now are designated for federal disaster assistance as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and high winds of January 21. Six Arkansas counties have been added to those previously declared eligible for federal and state assistance. Coverage for five other counties has expanded. Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Arkansas Office of Emergency Services (OES) report the following county additions and the assistance programs for which they qualify:
February 1, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Local, state, and federal officials announced plans today to have a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) open in Clay County from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, February 3 and 4, 1999. Its location will be the Community Center, 536 East Elm Street, Corning.
February 1, 1999
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Arkansas Office of Emergency Services (OES) are together responding as quickly as possible to the temporary housing needs of homeowners and renters who are victims of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and high winds. FEMA's disaster housing assistance program offers help to Arkansas disaster victims through rental assistance and through home-repair grants.

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