Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-4000)
Incident period: May 24, 2011 to May 26, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 8, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 5, 2011
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
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
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
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).
July 28, 2011
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
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.