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August 31, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In the months since flooding devastated much of northern and eastern Arkansas, flood insurance policy sales in the state have increased by more than 5 percent, and six communities have either joined or re-entered the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
August 16, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Avondale Elementary School in West Memphis will receive more than $1 million to help build a community safe room designed to save lives during tornadoes and other severe weather events. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the $1,044,692 award to the Marion School District will cover 75 percent of the $1,392,923 cost of the project. The funds are awarded to the state through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
August 8, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Even a little planning can help folks keep their cool in a disaster. One of the best time investments a family can make is planning for disasters and holding emergency drills, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 4, 2011
Updates
  HAZARD MITIGATION GRANTS HELP PROTECT ARKANSANS The citizens of Vilonia faced the fury of nature on April 25, when a deadly tornado tore through their town. While some families found shelter from the storm in individual safe rooms or storm shelters, many others were forced into closets, bathtubs and under beds for protection from the destructive winds. Sadly, some Arkansans lost their lives in that storm and others that struck the state over the following weeks.
August 1, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State and federal assistance for two active disaster recovery missions in Arkansas has reached $36.5 million, according to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 29, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Time is running out for registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) if you sustained damage in the storms, tornadoes and floods that hit Arkansas from April 14 to June 3.The deadline is Monday, August 1, for residents in the 37 disaster-ravaged counties designated in the May 2 presidential disaster declaration.
July 28, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The recent flooding in Arkansas has underscored a painful truth: flooding can occur anywhere, at any time. And with hurricane season already under way, Arkansas could be at risk of flooding again. In fact, flooding is America's most common natural disaster. Yet homeowner insurance policies do not cover flood damage.
July 26, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In Arkansas neighborhoods hit hard by back-to-back storms, tornadoes and floods this spring, state and federal Individual Assistance grants and loans are helping eligible residents meet their urgent storm-related needs and get back into repaired homes. But another element of disaster assistance affects entire communities, although usually not in the immediate and direct way Individual Assistance programs do. This form of assistance makes a difference to the state, state agencies, local governments and certain nonprofit organizations.
July 25, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have provided more than $35 million in assistance to Arkansans who suffered losses during the April 14-June 3 storms and flooding and the May 24-26 tornado outbreak.
July 22, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- If you sustained damage in the storms, tornadoes and floods that hit Arkansas from April 14 to June 3, circle August 1 on your calendar. That's the deadline for residents in the 37 disaster-designated counties to register for assistance from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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