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 3, 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 Benton County for those affected by the storms that occurred between May 2-12. The center is at the following location: Bentonville Fire Station #1 800 SW A Street Bentonville, AR 72712 Open June 5-6, 2008 Hours:  9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday
June 3, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management want to remind those who suffered damages, from the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began on May 2, loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are not just for businesses. The low-interest loans are also available for residents in the disaster-designated counties of Arkansas, Benton, Cleburne, Conway, Crittenden, Grant, Lonoke, Mississippi, Phillips, Pulaski, Saline and Van Buren.
June 2, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after flooding can be a daunting 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 2, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Federal, state and local officials are aggressively seeking all available housing resources for Arkansas residents affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes of May 2-12, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Housing assistance is FEMA's number one priority," said Federal Coordinating Officer Ken Riley. "We have been successful in locating alternative rental resources within the local communities of residents who were displaced from their homes."
May 30, 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 Benton County for those affected by the storms that occurred between May 2-12. The center is at the following location: Siloam Springs Fire Station #1 1450 Cheri Whitlock Street Siloam Springs, AR 72761 Open June 2 through June 4, 2008 Hours:? 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday
May 30, 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 Grant County for those affected by the storms that began May 2. The center is at the following location: Fiser Building 622 S. Rock St. Sheridan, AR 72150 Open June 2 through June 7, 2008 Hours:? 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday

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