HOUSING AND HOPE FOR ARKANSANS
When temporary housing units rolled into Little Rock recently, they brought interim housing options and hope to many Arkansans who lost their homes during the spring severe weather and flooding. The arrival of each unit brings its future resident another step further in the recovery process.
- Favorable weather conditions, especially recent rains and warm nighttime temperatures, have triggered the emergence of the endangered Houston toad in Bastrop County, one of the toad’s few remaining habitats. This is positive indication that toads survived the Labor Day wildfires.
- Temporary debris piles and hazardous trees being removed from public rights of way and private property in Bastrop County during wildfire recovery, especially brush and vegetative debris, may provide artificial habitat for the toad.
The state of Alabama has extended the deadline for submitting applications for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The new deadline is Oct. 27, 2011.
FEMA's text message program is not a substitute for 9-1-1 or other local emergency resources. But it can be a helpful tool before, during and after a disaster.