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 10, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- TheFederal 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 Washington County. The MDRC will open Tuesday, May 13, 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 9, 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 $11.4 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 8.
May 8, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Typically, when disaster strikes, the first reaction by those directly affected is to address personal and family safety issues, followed by concern with material losses. And fortunately, there are recovery mechanisms in place immediately ready to respond to a community's urgent needs.
May 8, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce that Desha County is now eligible for Public Assistance (PA) as a result of the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred from March 18 through April 28.
May 8, 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 7, 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 Pulaski County. The MDRC will open Thursday, May 8, 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: Boone County Fellowship Bible Church 408 N. Ozark Street Harrison, AR 72601

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