Arkansas Hurricane Katrina (EM-3215)

Incident period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 2, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 20, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Hurricane Katrina victims seeking federal temporary housing assistance do not need to complete a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application to be considered for such assistance.
December 16, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will participate in a series of four events to help Hurricanes Katrina and Rita evacuees in Arkansas.
December 9, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it will continue to pay for hotel stays for evacuees in Arkansas until January 7, 2006. The extension of its federally-reimbursed hotel/motel temporary housing program, from the previous deadline of December 15, 2005, is the result of a request from the state of Arkansas. It allows the nearly two-thousand Hurricanes Katrina and Rita evacuees still staying in hotels more time to find longer-term housing.
December 7, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Special mapping technology being used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is expected to expedite the distribution of disaster assistance for thousands of Louisiana residents whose homes were damaged during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
December 1, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reminds homeowners and renters who evacuated because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that in order to be eligible for most forms of disaster assistance, FEMA must inspect the home you lived in prior to the hurricanes. Important steps in the recovery process include registering with FEMA, filing private insurance claims, filling out a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application and having a FEMA-contracted home inspection.
November 22, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- People who are unemployed because of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have less than two weeks to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Officials urge those in need of disaster-related employment assistance to contact their state of residence department of labor before the Nov. 30 deadline. The Disaster Unemployment Assistance program extends income compensation to people who otherwise would be ineligible for unemployment compensation, such as farmers and self-employed individuals who are out of work as a result of the disasters.

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