News Releases for Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1861)

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Monday, March 22, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sponsoring a campaign to educate consumers about floods and flood insurance.  The...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --- Ninety nine percent of Arkansas homeowners and business owners do not have flood insurance.  Of the state’s past 35 presidential disaster declarations, 24 have involved a...
Monday, March 8, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Even if you don’t live near water your home still has a chance of being flooded. In fact, 25 to 30 percent of flood insurance claims are paid in low risk areas. But the...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has revised the flood maps for many areas of Arkansas. Pulaski County Flood Insurance Rate maps are in the appeal period and will...
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- “Public Assistance (PA) helps to strengthen communities that do not have the means or resources to bounce back quickly from a natural disaster,” according to Richard...
Monday, February 22, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Recovery from the Arkansas severe storms and flooding won't be complete until state and local officials consider how to help prevent or to minimize losses in a future...
Friday, February 12, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Nina Thornton, mayor for the city of Hardy in Sharp County, is telling all listeners the benefits of working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation...
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- One-fourth of all businesses that close because of a disaster never reopen, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. But businesses that have a disaster...
Monday, January 25, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After disaster events, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides technical assistance to the state of Arkansas and local governments to preserve historic,...
Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Arkansas recently finished their initial meetings with public assistance applicants. Eighty-two kick...
Friday, January 8, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In order to provide accurate and timely information to the survivors, local and state partners, the media and the public in general, a full-scale, recovery-specific Web...
Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Future storm damages are less likely to occur when the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) join forces and...
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The figures are remarkable. Since 1978, Arkansans with flood insurance have received more than $54,493,544 in loss payments. In the last fiscal year alone, the National...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Only three days remain until the Jan. 2 deadline for Arkansas state and local agencies and certain private non-profit organizations that may be eligible for federal...
Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Public Assistance process, targeting roads and bridges for damages inflicted by the severe storms and flooding in late October, is well underway in Arkansas. The Public...
Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Certain private nonprofit (PNP) groups that experienced damages from storms between Oct. 29 and Nov. 8 may be eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management...
Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A Jan. 2 deadline is set for state agencies, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations in some designated Arkansas counties to apply for federal funds...
Friday, December 18, 2009 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Multiple federal agencies and departments are here to help Arkansas recover from damages incurred during the severe storms and flooding last October. As a result of the...
Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 00:00
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended the Dec. 3 major disaster declaration for 37 Arkansas counties struck by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 00:00
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Arkansas. Assistance for...

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