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 10, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) announce a change in locations tomorrow, February 11, for the Disaster Recovery Center in Pope County. The new location of the Atkins DRC beginning 8 a.m. on Monday, February 11 will be: McKee Hall, Church of the Assumption 103 Avenue 4 NE Atkins, Arkansas 72823
February 10, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- 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, February 11, of a Disaster Recovery Center in Sharp County. The location of the Sharp County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be:    Ash Flat Community Center 10 Arnhart Street (across from the Fire Station) Ash Flat, Arkansas 
February 10, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- 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, February 11, of a Disaster Recovery Center in Baxter County. The location of the Baxter County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be:    Baxter County Training Center 170 Dillard Road Midway, Arkansas 
February 9, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansans who suffered damages during the February 5 tornadoes should call and register for disaster assistance as soon as possible. Residents and business owners in Baxter, Pope, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties are currently eligible for individual assistance. Anyone who suffered damages in the February 5 tornado may still be eligible for aid. These individuals are urged to call and register for assistance and also to contact their local emergency manager and inform them of the damage.
February 9, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- 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, February 10, of a Disaster Recovery Center in Pope County. A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) provides an opportunity for residents to meet face to face with representatives from state and federal agencies and find answers to questions they may have about the recovery process. The new Atkins DRC will serve those affected by the tornadoes on February 5.
February 8, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that five counties are now eligible for FEMA's Individual Assistance to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the tornados that occurred on February 5.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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