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

April 9, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Federal disaster aid programs provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are available under a presidential disaster declaration to eligible residents living in Baxter, Benton, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Logan, Madison, Marion, Randolph, Stone and Woodruff.
April 9, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Twenty-one Arkansas counties were approved Wednesday, April 9, for additional federal disaster assistance making them eligible for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance announced the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
April 9, 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 Thursday, April 10, of a Disaster Recovery Center in Randolph County. The location of the Randolph County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be:? ??????????????????????? Pocahontas Community Center 205 Geneva Drive Pocahontas, Arkansas? 72455??????????
April 8, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Federal disaster aid distributed to Arkansans affected by the March and April flooding has reached more than $1.2 million, state and federal disaster-recovery officials said today. The deadline to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is Tuesday, May 27. The assistance comes under the March 28 presidential disaster declaration.
April 2, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- For Arkansans living in a community that does not participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), it may be very difficult to recover from the extensive losses from the March flooding. What many Arkansans may not know is that their homeowner's insurance does not cover damages caused by floods. ?And you can't purchase flood insurance if your community does not participate in this federal program.
March 28, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this afternoon that Individual Assistance, Hazard Mitigation and Public Assistance programs under FEMA are now available for counties in Arkansas due to the flooding beginning March 18 and continuing. Eleven counties are now eligible for federal disaster assistance to help individuals and ten counties are eligible for Public Assistance which helps communities rebuild after a disaster.

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