Arkansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1758)

Incident period: May 2, 2008 to May 12, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 20, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 20, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management announce that $1.5 million has been approved for disaster housing and $271,000 for other disaster-related needs for those affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred May 2-12. Following is a summary of state and federal disaster recovery information through close of business June 12.
June 19, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After serving more than 100 people, the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Pulaski County will close Saturday, June 21, state and federal recovery officials announced today. The DRC is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until that time. The DRC in Pulaski County served those affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of early May.?
June 17, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Rebuilding in the aftermath of the early May storms is not only about recovering from disaster, it's also about reducing future risks caused by high winds or tornadoes. "It's the right time for residents and business owners to use techniques to rebuild safer and stronger to reduce the risks of future disaster," said State Coordinating Officer Richard Griffin of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM). State and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials offer tips to rebuild a better, safer way.
June 17, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after flooding can be an overwhelming 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:
June 16, 2008
News Release
Rebuilding after a disaster is a complex process with many players. Restoring or rebuilding from scratch can involve funding from federal agencies and regulation by state laws, local ordinances and building codes. How are all of these rebuilding responsibilities allocated between property owners and government agencies? Here are several guiding principles:
June 12, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after flooding can be an overwhelming 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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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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