Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Associated Flooding (DR-1975)
Incident period: April 14, 2011 to June 3, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 2, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 28, 2011
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
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
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
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).
July 21, 2011
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
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.