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June 24, 2008
Disaster Federal Register Notice
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: 
June 11, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- As Arkansans receive disaster assistance checks, federal and state officials want to remind them to use the money carefully. Thus far, nearly $1.4 million in federal grants has been approved for those affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from May 2 through May 12. "It is our responsibility to help people devastated by these storms and the flooding, and, at the same time, make sure that the taxpayers' money is spent wisely," said Federal Coordinating Officer Ken Riley of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 11, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Phillips County for those affected by the storms that occurred between May 2-12. The center is at the following location: Barton High School 9546 Hwy 85 South Lexa, AR 72355 Open June 17 through June 28, 2008 Hours:  9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday
June 9, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline is available to those who need information on the status of their application or have other disaster assistance questions. All it takes to get disaster information is a toll-free call to 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. The Helpline number is the same number used to register for disaster assistance, and it is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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