Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1472)

Incident period: May 2, 2003 to June 10, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 6, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 24, 2003
News Release
Sherwood, AR -- Arkansans in 19 counties who suffered damages to their homes, apartments or businesses from storms that swept through the state between May 2 through June 10 can apply for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teleregistration line, even if they have already applied for assistance through the state.
June 24, 2003
News Release
Sherwood, AR -- Help is just a phone call away for individuals and business owners affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes from May 2nd through June 10th. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) officials are offering options to the road to recovery.
June 23, 2003
News Release
» How To Apply For Disaster Assistance Sherwood, AR -- Renters, homeowners and business owners in 19 Arkansas counties are now eligible for a wide range of state, federal and voluntary disaster assistance programs that will address uninsured losses and unmet needs caused by storms, flooding and tornadoes from May 2nd through June 10th, 2003. A special toll-free telephone number is in operation for Arkansas residents in designated counties to apply for disaster assistance.
June 18, 2003
News Release
Sherwood, AR -- Entities in the 15 federally declared counties affected by the recent severe storms, tornados and flooding may be eligible for assistance with emergency protective measures, debris removal and restoration or replacement of disaster damaged public facilities. Public Assistance refers to the collective public, not to individuals, as in the phrase, "public property." Eligible applicants are those who are legally responsible for eligible work in the designated disaster area and are one of the following:
June 12, 2003
News Release
Sherwood, AR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) have set up a Disaster Field Office in response to the federal disaster declaration for the May thunderstorms, tornadoes and flooding.
June 11, 2003
News Release
Sherwood, AR -- Local government officials can learn about federal and state disaster recovery help during a series of briefings being conducted across the state. These meetings are to discuss assistance to local governments only. This is part of the federal recovery effort resulting from storms in May.

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