Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1744)

Incident period: February 5, 2008 to February 12, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 7, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 15, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Some Sharp County residents affected by the Feb. 5 tornado will have unmet needs even after receiving help from government programs or insurance. For them, assistance may come from a committee of churches, non-profit and voluntary agencies who will work together to find resources to meet these needs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) helps bring together the local churches and voluntary agencies to assist applicants with unmet needs.
April 15, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Some Izard County residents affected by the Feb. 5 tornado will have unmet needs even after receiving help from government disaster aid programs or insurance. For those, assistance may come from a committee of churches, non-profit and voluntary agencies who will work together to find resources to meet long-term recovery needs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) helps bring together the local churches and voluntary agencies to assist applicants with unmet needs.
April 10, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- More than $12.7 million in state and federal assistance has been issued to help Arkansans recover from tornadoes and severe storms that struck Feb. 5, state and federal disaster-recovery officials said today. "We are pleased to see that more than 1,700 residents registered for assistance," said State Coordinating Officer Richard Griffin of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM).  "Our goal is to help Arkansans recover as quickly as possible," said Federal Coordinating Officer Ken Riley of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
April 4, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The first mobile homes will be delivered to eligible Arkansas residents affected by the Feb. 5 tornadoes beginning Saturday, April 5. The units will be transported from the Hope staging area to commercial and private sites throughout the state.?
March 28, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- State and federal assistance to individuals and public programs has climbed to more than $11 million for the tornadoes and severe storms that struck Arkansas Feb. 5, state and federal disaster-recovery officials said today. Tuesday, April 8 is the last day individuals can apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance under the Feb. 7 presidential disaster declaration.
March 20, 2008
News Release
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Stone and Van Buren counties will transition into U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) Saturday, March 22 and Monday, March 24, respectively, state and federal recovery officials announced today.

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How to Apply for Assistance

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» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Arkansas, FEMA-1744-DR (PDF 52KB)
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