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 6, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas senior citizens in Miller, Polk and Sevier counties do not have to be concerned that applying for, or receiving, state and federal disaster-related financial assistance may cause them to sacrifice Social Security benefits, pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs.
May 6, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management want to remind those with damages from the severe storms and tornadoes of April 9 that 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 Miller, Polk and Sevier counties.
May 5, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State and federal officials agree that one of the most important parts of this recovery process is reaching out with important recovery information to those in Miller, Polk and Sevier counties who have been affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of April 9.
May 5, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Some Arkansans who have applied for disaster assistance may have received a letter saying their application is denied: Don't be alarmed. Some denial letters are sent to applicants who simply need to supply additional information, so the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can continue to process their applications.
May 4, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- People who are not U.S. citizens-but who are in the United States legally-may be eligible for disaster aid according to officials from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 4, 2009
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansans living in Miller, Polk and Sevier counties affected by the severe storms and tornadoes of April 9 may be eligible for Individual Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To be considered for assistance, residents must first apply with FEMA.

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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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