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 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.
May 20, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After serving Saline County, the Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will end operations at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 22. The center, located at Holland Chapel Church, Family Life Center, 15523 Interstate 30, Benton, remains open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, May 23, the center will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC), with operating hours, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Tuesday, May 27. The DLOC will be closed Saturday through Monday (May 24-26) in observance of Memorial Day.
May 19, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Since February, the people of Arkansas have experienced severe storms, flooding and tornado devastation first hand, but many survived these deadly storms because they were prepared. The message is clear- severe storm and tornado preparation pays off. The best defense against tornadoes is making preparedness a priority. Severe storms and tornadoes can approach quickly, and there may be only a short amount of time to make life-or-death decisions. Advance planning and quick response are the keys to surviving.
May 19, 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 Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in Miller County. The MDRC will open Tuesday, May 20, 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 16, 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 Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in Garland County. The MDRC will open Tuesday, May 20, 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 16, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Federal disaster aid approved for Arkansans affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 18 through April 28 has reached more than $13.2 million, state and federal disaster-recovery officials said today. Following is a summary of state and federal disaster recovery information through close of business May 15.

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