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

September 27, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- By now, most Katrina evacuees in Arkansas have taken the first step of registering with FEMA for assistance. Those who haven't, should--either online at www.fema.gov , or by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) .
September 21, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Federal officials announced today more than $3.9 million in federal dollars has been obligated to reimburse Arkansas state and local agencies for hurricane costs, and that is just the beginning. State officials already have reimbursed state agencies, counties and local service providers $1.5 million which ultimately will be covered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 20, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Arkansas are taking the first steps to put their lives back together. So far close to 11,000 evacuees in Arkansas have registered with FEMA and $15.8 million in individual assistance payments has been approved. Disaster victims not yet registered are urged to contact FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY: 1-800-462-7585 for the speech or hearing impaired. Registrations can also be made online at www.fema.gov .
September 17, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Starting today, teams from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are circulating throughout Arkansas to help evacuees register with FEMA and understand the individual assistance process.
September 16, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK Ark. -- More than 10,000 evacuees now living in Arkansas have applied for disaster assistance with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To date, FEMA has sent out more than $15 million in federal funds to applicants in the state. FEMA is providing expedited assistance to Louisiana and Mississippi residents impacted by the disaster. Each household is eligible for a $2,000 advance to cover emergency needs of food, shelter, personal necessities and medical needs.
September 14, 2005
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. -- Individuals and families who evacuated to Arkansas after Hurricane Katrina need to register for disaster aid if they haven't already done so, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "This is the critical first step to receiving FEMA disaster assistance," said Carlos Mitchell, federal coordinating officer for emergency operations in Arkansas.

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