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

February 20, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The hours of operation for Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) have changed effective immediately, federal and state disaster management officials announced. The new hours for all DRCs in fixed locations will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and closed on Sunday. Disaster Recovery Centers in the designated counties serve those affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of Feb. 5. Locations of the fixed Disaster Recovery Centers are listed below:
February 19, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The recent severe storms and tornadoes that ravaged 10 Arkansas counties earlier this month serve to remind all Arkansas residents that each household needs to have a disaster preparedness plan, said officials at the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
February 18, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Eight counties now are eligible to receive additional federal funds to assist them with restoration of infrastructure damaged by the tornadoes of Feb. 5, state and federal disaster officials announced today.? The eight counties are Baxter, Conway, Izard, Pope, Randolph, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren.
February 18, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and some insurance companies are currently visiting the damaged homes of registered applicants. Homeowners, renters and businesses in Baxter, Conway, Izard, Pope, Sharp, Randolph, Stone and Van Buren counties who apply for disaster assistance should know that once they register, a damage inspector will be on the way.
February 18, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The early February severe storms, tornadoes and flooding and the damage they caused serve as reminders of the importance of being prepared when it comes to bad weather. One of the most essential preparedness items your family can have is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio.
February 15, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- More than $1 million ($1,182,650) in assistance has been approved to date by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as they continue to assist the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) in the recovery from the tornadoes of Feb. 5. Disaster recovery efforts through Feb. 14 include the following:

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How to Apply for Assistance

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» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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