Federal/Arkansas Storm/Tornado Weekly Recovery Up-Date

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Release date: 
March 12, 1999
Release Number: 
1266-22

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State and federal officials continue efforts to help Arkansas communities recover from the severe storms and tornadoes that struck the state earlier this year. To help meet the needs of tornado victims unable to find other temporary housing, 11 travel trailers and 15 manufactured houses have been located on private property, and seven manufactured houses have been placed on commercial property in Independence, Jefferson, Monroe, St. Francis and White Counties.

Individuals and business owners in the counties eligible for Individual Assistance Programs have until Tuesday, Mar. 23 to apply for assistance at FEMA's registration number 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585 for speech and hearing impaired persons) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

People who have applied for federal/state disaster assistance and have questions about their application or other kinds of assistance should call the FEMA Helpline (1-800-525-0321 or, for the speech and hearing impaired, TTY 1-800-660-8005).

SBA has received 550 completed applications for home loans, 111 for business loans, and 91 for economic injury loans; a total of 752 completed applications. To date, SBA has approved 288 loans totaling $8,912,400.

At close of business, Mar. 11, a total of 2,929 people with storm damage had registered for federal assistance and a total of 726 grants totaling $836,572 have been approved by FEMA's Disaster Housing Program.

As of Mar.11, the number of applicants for individual assistance by county are:

Clay, 67
Jefferson, 36
Poinsett, 25
Faulkner, 37
Lafayette, 12
Pulaski, 1,565
Grant, 8
Lonoke, 38
Saline, 116
Greene, 29
Miller, 31
St. Francis, 43
Independence, 281
Monroe,15
White, 626

A total of 468 checks totaling $1,457,956 have been approved for Individual and Family Grants as a result of recent storms and tornadoes. This program, administered by the state, is designed to meet the needs of individuals that have not been met by insurance, disaster loans or other forms of assistance.

County-by-county chart for Tennessee Counties

Tennessee counties eligible for federal disaster assistance to individuals are: Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Decatur, Dickson, Fayette, Giles, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Houston, Humphreys, Lauderdale, Madison, Maury, Montgomery and Perry.

COUNTY-BY-COUNTY DISASTER AID PROGRAMS: TEMPORARY HOUSING, IFG, SBA

DECLARED COUNTY TOTAL APPS.* DISASTER HOUSING IFG SBA LOAN
FAMILIES AMOUNT FAMILIES AMOUNT LOAN AMOUNT
BENTON 62 13 $22,527 5 $20,322 8

$427,800

CARROLL 13 5 5,783 4 29,818 - --
CROCKETT 50 10 5,158 8 44,907 7 90,400
DECATUR 14 ...
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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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