Arkansas Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1834)

Incident period: April 9, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 27, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 12, 2009
News Release
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.
July 1, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Federal funding for emergency housing, other needs assistance, low interest disaster loans and eligible public assistance now totals $5,725,055. This is assistance approved to date for Arkansas residents in the four Individual Assistance as well as the five Public Assistance counties declared for the storms and tornadoes on April 9, 2009. The application period closed on June 26. Below is the funding for individual assistance approved for homeowners and renters in Ashley, Miller, Polk and Sevier counties through FEMA's Individuals and Households Program:
June 12, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- More than $3.3 million in emergency housing, other needs assistance, and low interest disaster loans have been approved for Arkansas residents in the four Individual Assistance declared counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continue to accept applications and disburse monies for eligible losses from the April 9 storms and tornadoes.
June 11, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark -Just two weeks remain before the June 26 deadline to register for assistance for Arkansans affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred on April 9. Officials with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge anyone affected to make sure they have applied for all the federal assistance for which they may be eligible.
June 5, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- More than $3 million in emergency housing, other needs assistance, and low interest disaster loans have been approved for Arkansas residents in the four Individual Assistance declared counties, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today.
May 29, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- More than $2.3 million in disaster aid has been approved for residents in Ashley, Miller, Polk, and Sevier counties who are recovering from the severe storms and tornadoes of April 9, according to federal and state disaster officials. Recovery information is as follows: $1.054 million has been approved to help disaster-affected Arkansans with temporary housing and home repairs.

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation


Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Arkansas, FEMA-1834-DR (PDF 22KB)
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