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 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.
June 9, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Departamento pare el Manejo de Emergencias de Arkansas anunciaron que se han aprobado $1.1 millones para asistencia de vivienda por desastre y $164,000 para necesidades adicionales relacionadas con el desastre, para las personas afectadas por las severas tormentas, inundaciones y tornados que ocurrieron del 2 al 12 de mayo. A continuación se presenta un resumen de la información sobre la recuperación federal y estatal por el desastre, hasta el cierre del día 5 de junio.
June 6, 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 Arkansas County for those affected by the storms that occurred between May 2-12. The center is at the following location: First Christian Church 911 South Main Street Stuttgart, AR 72160 Open June 10 through July 3, 2008 Hours:? 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday
June 6, 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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