Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1861)
Incident period: October 29, 2009 to November 8, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 3, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
February 12, 2010
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 team. “They have been wonderful. FEMA’s mitigation people worked with us and proposed a solution to a problem that was causing a lot of grief to the residents of this community of 754 people in northeast Arkansas,” commented Mayor Thornton.
February 3, 2010
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 preparedness plan - and implement it - typically have less damage, loss and downtime than those that do not.
January 25, 2010
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, cultural and natural aspects of national heritage throughout the recovery process. These frequently asked questions explain the basics of the Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources Program and answer questions on funding and resources. Q: How does FEMA assess damages to historical properties and cultural resources after disaster events?
January 14, 2010
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.
January 8, 2010
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 site is now in place at www.fema.gov/arkansas09. The page includes a listing for all 38 counties designated for Public Assistance (PA) under the presidential disaster declaration, according to Kevin Hannes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) federal coordinating officer. To begin, click on the October Flooding 2009 button.
January 7, 2010
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 provide extra funding to mitigate public facilities so that they are better prepared to face and withstand impending disasters.