LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the implementation of a new website that provides the general public, the media, county, state and federal officials with information about the three federally declared disasters that occurred in Arkansas earlier this year.
News: Arkansas Severe Winter Storm
August 12, 2009
June 19, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- As of Friday, June 19, 2009, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $129.5 million to the state of Arkansas for eligible public assistance projects. This funding addresses damage, losses and emergency protective costs associated with the late January, 2009 ice storm. The breakdown, by category, for obligated FEMA funds to applicants in the 30 counties declared eligible for federal funding is:
May 11, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated nearly $35 million to the state of Arkansas for 375 eligible public assistance projects to date. This funding addresses damages and incurred costs brought about by the late January, 2009, ice storm. Part of the $35 million will help cover debris removal costs incurred by Boone, Greene, Newton and Sharp counties and the city of Fayetteville in Washington County. Electric Cooperatives in Clay and Craighead counties will use funds to the replace damaged electric utility equipment.
March 30, 2009
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Destructive flooding regularly occurs in Arkansas; only one percent of the state's residents and businesses have flood insurance. Some may not be purchasing insurance due to a number of misconceptions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
March 23, 2009
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Flooding and Arkansas, unfortunately, seem to go hand-in-hand. Of the State's past 33 Presidential disaster declarations, 22 have involved a flood...that's two out of every three occurrences.
March 16, 2009
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Severe weather forecasts are issued year-round for weather conditions in Arkansas. There are no specific seasons, either. Flooding and tornadoes can - and do - occur all 12 months of the year; the winter season, as just experienced, can - and does - produce crippling ice storms.
February 27, 2009
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Help is just one free phone call away for Arkansans with serious unmet needs as a result of the disastrous ice storm that struck last month. A call to this easy-to-remember number-2-1-1-can link anyone who needs help with people who are able to provide help. Arkansas 2-1-1 is also the number to call to find volunteer opportunities and organizations that need donations.
February 24, 2009
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) announced today that Pope County is now eligible for disaster Public Assistance to help with recovery from the severe winter storms of Jan. 26-30. This brings the total number of designated counties to 30. Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Moore said the assistance was approved following a review of damage reports gathered by federal and state disaster recovery specialists.
February 14, 2009
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Watch out for people who try to scam you, warn the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Be alert to anyone who claims to be a FEMA representative and is seeking or offering services but cannot produce a FEMA identification (ID) badge," says Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Moore. "Anyone associated with FEMA always has a picture ID, and residents should feel free to ask to see it."
February 13, 2009
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Across the northern half of Arkansas, the storm that struck the last week of January weighed down electrical lines with a thick coat of ice. The damage left more than 315,000 electrical customers without power; thanks to the feverish work of repair crews, that number has now declined to fewer than 13,500.