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 15, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The road to recovery isn't always smooth - ask anyone trying to come back from the March and April severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. But because a network of nonprofit, voluntary and faith-based agencies steps in, the road is paved with help along the way.
May 15, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after flooding can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners can build back in a way that reduces the likelihood of future damage. Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be demonstrating building techniques and offering free professional advice in area building supply stores. The schedule is listed below:
May 14, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- As Arkansas continues to be pummeled by severe weather, residents do well to prepare for flooding. According to officials with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), it is important to understand the difference between a watch and a warning and between a flood and a flash flood.
May 14, 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 Stone County. The MDRC will open Wednesday, May 14, 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: Stone County Old Branch Bank Bldg. (across from the phone company) 100 Oak Ave. Mountain View, AR 72560
May 14, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Restoring business is an important part of Arkansas' recovery from recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Businesses that plan for disaster before it strikes generally have less damage, economic loss and down time than those that do not. It's a good reason, say federal and state officials, to include disaster preparations in the normal course of business planning.
May 12, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Rebuilding or repairing a home after flooding can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners can build back in a way that reduces the likelihood of future damage. Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be demonstrating building techniques and offering free professional advice in area building supply stores. The schedule is listed below:

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