Arkansas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1872)

Incident period: December 23, 2009 to January 2, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 4, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

February 24, 2010
News Release
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 Griffin, state coordinating officer. “It reimburses local governments for costs they’ve had to expend because of a disaster and it allows them to plan for rebuilding with prevention in mind.”
February 22, 2010
News Release
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 disaster. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Agency (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offer mitigation assistance through a variety of programs.
February 12, 2010
News Release
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Public Assistance (PA) applicant briefings for city and county officials, state agencies and certain private non-profit organizations in 24 Arkansas counties have been set according to federal and state officials. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) will explain the application process that community and state officials will follow to receive disaster assistance for emergency and permanent repair work to infrastructure in the wake of recent severe storms and flooding of Dec. 23, 2009 to Jan 2, 2010. 
February 11, 2010
News Release
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Damages from severe storms and flooding left their mark on 24 Arkansas counties hit during the period Dec. 23, 2009 to Jan. 2, 2010 making them eligible to receive federal funding for repairs.  The storms and flooding left damages to bridges, highways, public buildings, parks, hospitals and water treatment plants – not to mention a trail of debris and potentially disrupted communications and emergency services.
February 4, 2010
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Craig Fugate, today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of December 23, 2009, to January 2, 2010.
February 4, 2010
News Release
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 the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:


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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Arkansas, FEMA-1872-DR (PDF 20KB)
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