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Arkansas Tropical Storm Ike (DR-1804)

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Incident period: September 13, 2008 to September 23, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 22, 2008


October 30, 2008 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Severe storms and flooding threaten more than homes.? Disaster can damage or destroy bridges, highways, public buildings, parks, hospitals, water treatment plants and rural electrical cooperatives - not to mention leave tons of debris or disrupt communications and emergency services.

October 22, 2008 - News Release

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Arkansas. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

October 22, 2008 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Tropical Storm Ike during the period of September 13-23, 2008.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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 $2,620,706.21 $852,550.36 $1,683,452.85
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Arkansas, FEMA-1804-DR (PDF 26KB)