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July 28, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The recent flooding in Arkansas has underscored a painful truth: flooding can occur anywhere, at any time. And with hurricane season already under way, Arkansas could be at risk of flooding again. In fact, flooding is America's most common natural disaster. Yet homeowner insurance policies do not cover flood damage.
July 26, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In Arkansas neighborhoods hit hard by back-to-back storms, tornadoes and floods this spring, state and federal Individual Assistance grants and loans are helping eligible residents meet their urgent storm-related needs and get back into repaired homes. But another element of disaster assistance affects entire communities, although usually not in the immediate and direct way Individual Assistance programs do. This form of assistance makes a difference to the state, state agencies, local governments and certain nonprofit organizations.
July 25, 2011
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have provided more than $35 million in assistance to Arkansans who suffered losses during the April 14-June 3 storms and flooding and the May 24-26 tornado outbreak.
July 21, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After a disaster hits, businesses need help too, either with recovery or with preparations to better withstand the next disaster. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is bringing together a team of federal and state specialists to inform businesses and nonprofits of the various programs designed just for them.
July 21, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Franklin County area residents will have a chance to talk with experts in hazard mitigation building techniques July 25 and 26 in Ozark.
July 21, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After a disaster hits, businesses need help too, either with recovery or with preparations to better withstand the next disaster. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is bringing together a team of federal and state specialists to inform businesses and nonprofits of the various programs designed just for them.
July 20, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- You have to register for everything, from dating sites to auto clubs. If you confuse the two, you won't get the results you're hoping for. It's the same with disaster assistance. You may have registered with the state or one of the volunteer aid groups working in Arkansas, but if you didn't register specifically with FEMA, you won't be eligible to tap the assistance resources provided by either state or federal sources.
July 20, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- You have to register for everything, from dating sites to auto clubs. If you confuse the two, you won't get the results you're hoping for. It's the same with disaster assistance. You may have registered with the state or one of the volunteer aid groups working in Arkansas, but if you didn't register specifically with FEMA, you won't be eligible to tap the assistance resources provided by either state or federal sources.
July 19, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Are you a disaster survivor in Franklin or Johnson County wondering how to reach the road to recovery faster? The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) might be able to help. Here are some tips to help you determine the forms of assistance available as a result of the July 8 presidential disaster declaration and, even more important, how you may qualify for aid:
July 19, 2011
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Disaster survivors in Franklin and Johnson counties have three more days to visit with state and federal specialists at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in their areas. Both centers will close at 6 p.m. Friday, said officials from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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