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

May 20, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Following the severe storms and tornadoes of April 9, the immediate focus was on the life-sustaining needs of those affected. As clean-up efforts progress, the focus shifts to recovery operations that may include salvaging personal belongings damaged as a result of the disaster. Cleaning clothing
May 19, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Federal and state recovery officials encourage residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of April 9 to be cautious when removing storm debris from homes and roadways. The rubbish may contain any number of dangerous items. Here are some safety guidelines to follow:
May 18, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Even if they don't want a loan, Arkansans who have registered for state and Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance are encouraged to complete and return their U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan applications as soon as they receive them.
May 15, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State and federal officials announce that nearly a million dollars 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. Recovery summary information is as follows: 
May 13, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In the aftermath of the severe storms and tornadoes of April 9, disaster-affected residents may find they need help with disaster-related legal issues. Free legal advice and referrals are available for those who may need assistance.
May 12, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after the severe storms and tornadoes of April 9 can be an overwhelming task. But with the right information, homeowners can build back in a way that may reduce or mitigate future damage. Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be demonstrating building techniques and offering free professional advice at the following locations:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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