LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Time is running out for registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) if you sustained damage in the storms, tornadoes and floods that hit Arkansas from April 14 to June 3.The deadline is Monday, August 1, for residents in the 37 disaster-ravaged counties designated in the May 2 presidential disaster declaration.
To register for assistance or check on your registration status, go online to www.disasterassistance.gov, via web-enabled phone at m.fema.gov, or call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. FEMA phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week; multilingual operators are available.
To date, nearly 10,300 Arkansas individuals and families in the 37 designated counties have registered with FEMA. More than $33 million has been approved for Individual Assistance grants from the state and FEMA or low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
September 6 is the registration deadline for residents of Franklin and Johnson counties, which received a separate disaster declaration on July 8.
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.