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

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Incident period: May 02, 2008 to May 12, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 20, 2008


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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 381 $2,474,245.11 $2,107,834.16 $366,410.95
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 02:15 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $2,752,278.34 $1,231,171.54 $1,431,427.80
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:24 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Oregon, FEMA-1758-DR (PDF 38KB)