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2006-02-28 05:00 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The last day for individuals affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to apply for initial disaster assistance with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is March 11, 2006 . This is also the deadline to submit disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Individuals, families and business owners affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita should not hesitate to apply for disaster aid if they have not already done so.

2006-02-28 05:00 - News Release

Little Rock, Ark. -- The last day for individuals affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to apply for initial disaster assistance with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is March 11, 2006. This is also the deadline to submit disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Individuals, families and business owners affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita should not hesitate to apply for disaster aid if they have not already done so.

2006-02-02 05:00 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding hurricane victims that have not already registered for FEMA assistance programs to call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) – TTY 1-800-462-7585 – or go online at www.fema.gov. The agency’s call centers continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days-a-week.

2006-01-27 05:00 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing its aggressive outreach to encourage all Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees still living in hotels and motels paid for by FEMA to obtain an authorization code by the January 30, 2006 deadline. Additional FEMA operators will be available over the final weekend before the deadline, and lines will continue to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Multilingual operators are also available to take calls.

2006-01-23 05:00 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- With a week to go, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees who are still living in hotel/motel rooms across the country paid for by FEMA that they must request an authorization code by Monday, January 30, 2006 in order to have their hotel stay paid for beyond February 7, 2006.

2005-12-29 05:00 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees now have an additional 60 days in which to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance. Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

2005-12-20 05:00 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Hurricane Katrina victims seeking federal temporary housing assistance do not need to complete a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application to be considered for such assistance.

2005-12-16 05:00 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will participate in a series of four events to help Hurricanes Katrina and Rita evacuees in Arkansas.

2005-12-09 05:00 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it will continue to pay for hotel stays for evacuees in Arkansas until January 7, 2006. The extension of its federally-reimbursed hotel/motel temporary housing program, from the previous deadline of December 15, 2005, is the result of a request from the state of Arkansas. It allows the nearly two-thousand Hurricanes Katrina and Rita evacuees still staying in hotels more time to find longer-term housing.

2005-12-07 05:00 - News Release

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Special mapping technology being used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is expected to expedite the distribution of disaster assistance for thousands of Louisiana residents whose homes were damaged during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.