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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


June 20, 2008 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Federal disaster aid approved for individuals and businesses in Arkansas affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred March 18 through April 28 has reached $18.7 million, state and federal disaster-recovery officials said today. Assistance for local and state agencies and certain nonprofit agencies has reached $6.1 million. Following is a summary of state and federal disaster recovery information through close of business June 12.

June 18, 2008 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Whether for home or business, Arkansans who follow Hazard Mitigation guidelines can prevent damage to property. During the March and April flooding this year, homes and businesses in flood plain areas escaped damage because their owners made adjustments to adhere to the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). The BFE is the computed elevation to which floodwater is anticipated to rise during the base flood and is also the regulatory requirement for the elevation or flood-proofing of structures.

June 13, 2008 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Only two weeks remain until the June 27 federal disaster aid deadline, officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) announced today. Friday, June 27 is the last day individuals can apply for FEMA assistance under the March 26 federal disaster declaration. The deadline is 90 days from the date when President George W. Bush issued the major disaster declaration.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 3,201 $11,675,465.18 $10,030,933.28 $1,644,531.90
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 02:03 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $41,086,369.85 $3,673,107.95 $36,090,903.90
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:50 (Updated daily)

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