LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Two disaster centers will open Monday in Arkansas counties to connect disaster survivors with state and federal specialists who can help them start their recoveries.
At the centers, survivors can meet face to face with specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The staff can answer questions and provide information on the recovery process.
At the Lonoke center, advisors from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation unit will be on hand to answer questions and present information on preventing future disasters and the National Flood Insurance Program.
The schedule is:
June 13 - 14
Office of Emergency Management
210 N. Center St.
Lonoke, AR 72086
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June 13 - 15
Clarendon Housing Authority
630 Madison St.
Clarendon, AR 72029
9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
To expedite the assistance process, Arkansans are encouraged to register with FEMA before visiting, but registering is not required to receive help at the center. Those who have already registered with FEMA will receive automated phone calls from the agency to tell them when a center will open near them.
Survivors may register 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. Multilingual operators are available.
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.