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August 31, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In the months since flooding devastated much of northern and eastern Arkansas, flood insurance policy sales in the state have increased by more than 5 percent, and six communities have either joined or re-entered the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
August 29, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- For residents and business owners in Franklin and Johnson counties affected by the May 24-26 tornadoes and storms, the clock is ticking down to the Sept. 6 deadline for registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 22, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Franklin and Johnson county residents and business owners who sustained damage during the May 24-26 storms and tornadoes have just two weeks to register for government disaster assistance. The registration deadline is Sept. 6, according to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 16, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Avondale Elementary School in West Memphis will receive more than $1 million to help build a community safe room designed to save lives during tornadoes and other severe weather events. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the $1,044,692 award to the Marion School District will cover 75 percent of the $1,392,923 cost of the project. The funds are awarded to the state through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
August 10, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Tornado survivors in Franklin and Johnson counties who have received notice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that they are ineligible for disaster assistance may be able to turn that "no" to a "yes." "A letter that says you are ineligible for assistance is the beginning, not the end, of a conversation between you and FEMA," said State Coordinating Officer David Maxwell of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. "By appealing the decision, you're asking FEMA to review your case again."
August 8, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Even a little planning can help folks keep their cool in a disaster. One of the best time investments a family can make is planning for disasters and holding emergency drills, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 5, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Franklin and Johnson county residents who sustained damage or loss as a result of the tornadoes and storms that struck May 24-26 have just one month left to register for disaster-related assistance from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 4, 2011
Updates
  RECOVERY ASSISTANCE FLOWS QUICKLY TO ARKANSANS AFTER JULY 8 DECLARATION The spring storms and tornadoes that tore across Arkansas, plus the extensive flooding that caused so much further destruction, brought some 300 FEMA specialists to Arkansas in response to the May 2 presidential disaster declaration. Those specialists were still working in the state, many of them helping survivors apply for assistance, find temporary housing and begin home repairs, when tornadoes cut across Franklin, Johnson and Crawford counties in late May, leaving more devastation in their wake. 
August 4, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- More than $1.4 million in state and federal disaster assistance is already making its way to tornado survivors in Franklin and Johnson counties, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges residents to spend the money wisely. The state and FEMA provide assistance to eligible Arkansans primarily as Housing Assistance and/or as Other Needs Assistance (ONA). Federal assistance also is available to qualified Arkansans in the form of low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
August 1, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State and federal assistance for two active disaster recovery missions in Arkansas has reached $36.5 million, according to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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