Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1744)

Incident period: February 5, 2008 to February 12, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 7, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 14, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- More than $9 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been allocated for recovery from the Feb. 5 severe storms and tornadoes, including more than $5 million in disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Following are current statistics of state and federal disaster relief efforts through close of business March 13.
March 11, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Various forms of disaster tax relief may be available to Arkansas residents who suffered losses in the severe storms and tornadoes of Feb 5, according to state and federal recovery officials. Residents and businesses in Baxter, Conway, Izard, Marion, Pope, Randolph, Sharp, Stone, Union or Van Buren counties who have unreimbursed losses attributable to last month's storms and tornadoes can elect to deduct those losses on their tax returns for 2007 rather than wait to deduct the losses on their 2008 returns.
March 8, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be demonstrating building techniques and offering free professional advice in area building supply stores. This free service helps home and business owners reinforce their properties against fires, storms and other assaults of nature. The complete ASH FLAT schedule is listed below. March 8 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Forschler True Value60 Highway 62 412
March 7, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- All FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers were Friday, March 7, due to inclement weather and? will reopen Saturday, March 8. All DRCs open Saturday at 10 a.m. except for the DRC in Midway, Baxter County, which will open at 9 a.m. The following DRCs will resume operation at these locations during hours listed below.
March 6, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- One month after President Bush declared a major disaster due to the severe storms and tornadoes of Feb. 5 - and with only one month remaining for those affected to register for disaster assistance - aid to Arkansans has reached $7.5 million ($7,475,005), state and federal disaster-recovery officials said today.
March 5, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close this week in Izard, Pope and Sharp counties, state and federal recovery officials announced today.? The closing DRCs, their addresses, and closing dates are as follows. Closing Friday, March 7: Izard County Mobile DRC Melbourne City Hall 114 W. Court St. Melbourne, AR 98103 The Izard County mobile DRC will be open at this location Wednesday-Friday, March 5-7 only. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Arkansas, FEMA-1744-DR (PDF 52KB)
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