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 15, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Local, state and federal officials strongly urge Arkansas homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damages as a result of the Feb. 5 tornadoes to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Rumors and misunderstandings that accompany disasters may cause some affected residents to disqualify themselves from much-needed help," said Richard Griffin, state coordinating officer for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM).
February 14, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announce the opening tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 15, of two mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). The new DRCs will serve those affected by the tornadoes of Feb. 5 in Conway, Izard and Randolph counties. Their locations and operating hours are as follows:
February 13, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Residents in the Arkansas counties of Baxter, Conway, Izard, Pope, Randolph, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren who lost their jobs or businesses as a result of the tornadoes on Feb. 5 are eligible to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). This assistance is available to individuals through the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (ADWS) by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
February 13, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK , Ark. -- Arkansans whose homes were destroyed or made unlivable by the tornadoes of Feb. 5 are urged to stay in touch with federal officials after they register for disaster assistance, according to officials from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
February 12, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today three additional counties are eligible for the Individual Assistance program. Now more homeowners, renters and businesses can receive assistance to help recover from the tornadoes on February 5. The original disaster declaration of February 7, 2008 was amended to include Conway, Izard and Randolph as eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance programs. The residents of the previously designated counties of Baxter, Pope, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren remain eligible for this program.
February 11, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) announce the opening tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12, of a Disaster Recovery Center in Van Buren County. The location of the Van Buren County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be: Simmons First National Bank 1783 Highway 65 South Clinton, Arkansas

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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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