LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Disaster survivors in eastern Arkansas will have several opportunities to meet with state and federal recovery specialists at Disaster Recovery Centers opening soon in three counties.
The recovery centers will open in Crittenden, Monroe and White counties starting May 31. Specialists from the state of Arkansas, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies will all be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the types of assistance available to survivors. They also have brochures and other written materials on disaster recovery.
The schedule is:
Opening May 31
West Memphis High School
503 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301
9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday
1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday
May 31-June 3 and June 13-15
Clarendon Housing Authority
630 Madison Street
Clarendon, AR 72029
9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
May 31-June 4 and June 9-11?
Arkansas State University at Searcy
Technology East Building
1800 East Moore Avenue
Searcy, AR 72143
9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
To speed up the assistance process, Arkansans are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting a recovery center. They may register through any one of FEMA's registration portals: online at www.disasterassistance.gov, via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov, or by telephone toll free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Specialists are available by phone from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time seven days a week. More information on Arkansas disaster recovery is available at www.fema.gov or www.adem.arkansas.gov.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.