Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

Main Content
July 21, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After a disaster hits, businesses need help too, either with recovery or with preparations to better withstand the next disaster. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is bringing together a team of federal and state specialists to inform businesses and nonprofits of the various programs designed just for them.
July 20, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- You have to register for everything, from dating sites to auto clubs. If you confuse the two, you won't get the results you're hoping for. It's the same with disaster assistance. You may have registered with the state or one of the volunteer aid groups working in Arkansas, but if you didn't register specifically with FEMA, you won't be eligible to tap the assistance resources provided by either state or federal sources.
July 19, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Specialists on building techniques will be available July 21 to 23 in Montgomery County and July 25-27 in Johnson County to answer questions on repairing damaged homes.
July 18, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State and federal assistance for two active disaster recovery missions in Arkansas has almost reached $34 million, according to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 15, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansans stricken by the storms, tornadoes and floods that rolled through the state from April 14 to June 3 should take note that they've got only two weeks left to register for assistance from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The registration deadline is August 1 for residents of the 37 counties designated under the May 2 presidential disaster declaration.
July 14, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Just 15 hours after last week's disaster declaration for Franklin and Johnson counties, teams of Community Relations professionals started going door to door in affected areas. The mission of these Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teams? To reach as many storm survivors as possible, help them register, direct them to disaster centers in the area, and tell them about FEMA programs.
July 13, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Homeowners who want to learn more about protecting their homes from future disaster damage will be able to question specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in three locations beginning July 14.
July 12, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1 million to the state of Arkansas for construction of a tornado safe room at Vilonia High School in Faulkner County. FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program will pay 75 percent, or $1,000,440, of the more than $1.3 million project. The community began the grant application process about a year ago. Nearly 40 school districts in Arkansas have received safe room grants in the last five years, according to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.
July 11, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Disaster recovery takes a whole community.  With this in mind, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its state and federal partners are reaching out to Arkansas businesses as an important part of the recovery process.
July 8, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- When it comes to family disaster preparation, a little goes a long way - especially if you do it well. Although planning for disasters and holding drills is one of the best time investments a family can make, many do not do it, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Pages