Federal Recovery Specialists Visiting Northeast Arkansas

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Release date: 
June 14, 2011
Release Number: 
1975-049

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In an effort to reach as many disaster survivors as possible in northeast Arkansas, recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are making stops in five counties starting today.

Survivors are encouraged to stop by in the evenings to meet face to face with the specialists and get their questions answered on the assistance process.

The brief schedules of the centers allow federal specialists to offer more Arkansans help on applying for state and FEMA disaster assistance and SBA low-interest disaster recovery loans. The centers are open in the late afternoon through early evening to accommodate office workers.

The schedule is:

Clay County
June 14
Corning Community Center
Wal-Mart Room
536 E. Elm St.
Corning, AR 72422
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Mississippi County
June 15
Mississippi County Courthouse
3rd Floor Courtroom
200 W. Walnut St.
Blytheville, AR 72315
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Woodruff  County
June 15
Woodruff County Courthouse
2nd Floor Courtroom
500 N. Third St.
Augusta, AR 72006
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Lawrence County
June 17
Walnut Ridge Community Room
115 W. Walnut St.
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Jackson County
June 16
Diaz City Hall
3401 S. Main St.
Diaz, AR 72043
4 p.m. - 8 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.

Follow FEMA tweets about the Arkansas disaster at www.twitter.com/femaregion6. Other online resources include 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.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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