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Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, High Winds and Flooding (DR-1266)

Incident period: January 21, 1999 to January 31, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 23, 1999


March 19, 1999 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Tuesday, Mar. 23, 1999 is the last day for residents and business owners in the 15 Arkansas counties designated disaster areas to apply for disaster assistance, according to Federal Coordinating Officer Graham Nance and State Coordinating Officer David Maxwell. The 15 counties -- Clay, Faulkner, Grant, Greene, Independence, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lonoke, Miller, Monroe, Poinsett, Pulaski, Saline, St. Francis and White -- were declared disaster areas by President Bill Clinton following the severe storms, tornadoes, high winds and flooding in January.

March 15, 1999 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Residents of Arkansas who have not yet applied for federal disaster have only one more week to apply. Tuesday, Mar. 23 is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.

March 12, 1999 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State and federal officials continue efforts to help Arkansas communities recover from the severe storms and tornadoes that struck the state earlier this year. To help meet the needs of tornado victims unable to find other temporary housing, 11 travel trailers and 15 manufactured houses have been located on private property, and seven manufactured houses have been placed on commercial property in Independence, Jefferson, Monroe, St. Francis and White Counties.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $7,265,330.40 $4,572,203.46 $2,603,875.52
Last Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 06:50 (Updated daily)

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