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

May 10, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Federal disaster assistance has been extended once again in Arkansas as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began hitting the state April 23, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said today.
May 9, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansans affected by the recent storms, tornadoes and floods should know that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) housing inspectors carry official badges. If someone claiming to be a FEMA inspector does not produce identification, residents should ask to see it.
May 8, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Even while ongoing flooding makes some parts of the state impassable, housing inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working to help many Arkansans whose homes were severely damaged. Already calling on storm-affected residents in the 13 counties designated for federal assistance, FEMA housing inspectors play a key role in the recovery process. And they have an important message for homeowners, renters and business owners: "Help us help you."
May 8, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Federal disaster assistance has been extended to Arkansans in five more counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began April 23, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
May 7, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Do you have questions about recovering from the recent severe weather that is bringing federal assistance to eligible Arkansans in eight counties? The state of Arkansas and FEMA are providing several ways to get answers — and one may soon be knocking on your door. Teams of FEMA Community Relations professionals have started going door to door in communities hit by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began April 23. Each specialist carries a photo ID and wears a shirt bearing the agency's logo.
May 6, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Homeowners, renters and business owners of eight Arkansas counties who sustained property damage as a result of the recent storms, tornadoes and flooding are urged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as they may be eligible for disaster assistance. "We urge you to contact FEMA if you were affected by the storm events beginning on April 23 and continuing," said State Coordinating Officer David Maxwell. "As Arkansas' federal partner in disaster recovery, the FEMA folks are here to help."

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