Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1751)

Incident period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 26, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 30, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Having served more than 2,000 visitors, state and federal officials have decided that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Sebastian County will extend its operation through June 14. (The center was slated to close on May 31.) The hours of operation continue to be Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is at the following location: Sebastian County (DRC) Fort Smith Events Center (across street from Howard Johnson's) 12 N. 11th St. Fort Smith, AR? 72901 (closed Sundays)
May 30, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Federal disaster aid approved for individuals and businesses in Arkansans, affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 18 through April 28, has reached $15.7 million, state and federal disaster-recovery officials said today. Assistance for local and state agencies and certain nonprofit agencies has reached $2 million. Following is a summary of state and federal disaster recovery information through close of business May 29.
May 23, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce that Calhoun County is now eligible for Public Assistance (PA) and Perry County for Individual Assistance (IA) as a result of the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred from March 18 through April 28.
May 21, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in White County. The DRC will open Thursday, May 22, at 9 a.m. and will serve those affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 18 through April 28. The location is:
May 21, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The severe storms, tornadoes and flooding earlier this year 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.
May 20, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- With the onslaught of severe storms and tornadoes that Arkansans have experienced, state and federal officials agree that having a safe room makes perfect sense for those without basements or storm cellars. These fortified shelters have proven over and over again that investing in a safe room could mean the difference between life and death.

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