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

June 3, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Disaster survivors in Randolph County have until Saturday evening to visit in person with state and federal recovery specialists at the Disaster Recovery Center in Pocahontas. Effective June 6, the center transitions to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC).
June 3, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Eight more Arkansas counties have been designated for federal disaster assistance for infrastructure repairs needed as a result of the spring storms, tornadoes and flooding, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Friday.
June 2, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In just one month, nearly $18 million in state and federal disaster funds have been awarded to eligible individuals and families to assist with their recovery. Arkansans have already begun to rebuild and repair following a presidential disaster declaration on May 2, Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said Thursday. In fact, the first disaster assistance grants reached some of the state's survivors weeks ago.
June 1, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - If you received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stating you're ineligible for disaster assistance, remember that your letter is the beginning, not the end, of a conversation between you and FEMA. Arkansans who have received notice from FEMA that they are not eligible for assistance related to the ongoing storms, tornadoes and flooding can ask the agency to revisit the decision. The letter contains information on how to submit requested documentation or file an appeal.
May 31, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A simple click of your computer's mouse will get you to a website created specifically for ongoing disaster recovery operations in Arkansas, following devastating spring storms, flooding and tornadoes. 
May 27, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers Arkansans a quick way to stay up to date on disaster recovery operations related to the spring storms, tornadoes and floods: Become a follower of FEMA Region 6 on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6.

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