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Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1872)

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Incident period: December 23, 2009 to January 02, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 04, 2010


March 24, 2010 - News Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Only five days remain until the March 29 deadline for Arkansas state and local agencies and certain private non-profit organizations in Pulaski County  that may be eligible for federal disaster assistance to submit Request for Public Assistance (RPA) forms to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM).

March 22, 2010 - News Release

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 nationwide FloodSmart consumer campaign seeks to educate homeowners on protecting their homes and property from flooding, and on the need to understand that homeowners insurance will not cover damage from floods. 

March 8, 2010 - News Release

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 good news is a Preferred Risk Policy provides flood protection for properties outside of high-risk areas at substantially lower premiums.

Geographic Information

Map of declared counties for [Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1872)]

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $9,792,672.66 $190,531.08 $9,287,632.58
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Arkansas, FEMA-1872-DR (PDF 20KB)