LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A simple click of your computer's mouse will get you to a website created specifically for ongoing disaster recovery operations in Arkansas, following devastating spring storms, flooding and tornadoes.
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched the disaster-specific online resource. It contains a range of frequently updated information about the recovery operations related to the May 2 federal disaster declaration for Arkansas. Visit the website at www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=14312.
"This site provides another easy way to find information about the Arkansas recovery process," said State Coordinating Officer David Maxwell. "Frequent updates will enable people to follow the recovery process and get real-time data and dollar figures."
Current and planned website features include:
- A widget that shows dollar amounts approved for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance reimbursements obligated to the state by FEMA, updated daily;
- Explanations of FEMA's Individual Assistance, Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation programs;
- Links to Disaster Recovery Center information;
- News releases from ADEM and FEMA about recovery efforts and milestones;
- Photos and "Part of the Team" profiles that spotlight the shoulder-to-shoulder fight for recovery by Arkansas' men, women and children and state and federal disaster assistance workers; and
- Updates and statements from the state and federal coordinating officers from ADEM and FEMA who are leading recovery operations.
"We hope people will find the website to be very helpful." said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Nancy M. Casper. "This site provides a transparent look at the joint efforts taking place to help Arkansans recover from the spring storms."
On the website, visitors can register for federal help and get the toll-free phone numbers to register for FEMA - 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Survivors can also register via a web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov. Phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time every day, and multilingual operators are available.
For more online news and information about this disaster, visit www.fema.gov or www.adem.arkansas.gov . Follow FEMA tweets about the Arkansas disaster at www.twitter.com/femaregion6. Other online resources are http://blog.fema.gov, www.facebook.com/fema and www.youtube.com/fema.
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.