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2015-08-05 13:53 - News Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Residents of the nine Arkansas counties included in the federal disaster declaration are encouraged to remind their neighbors: “Register with FEMA for disaster aid.”Today’s communication tools provide many high-tech ways to share information, but the most effective way to "get the word out" is still the original one: through personal contact.Residents of Crawford, Garland, Howard, Jefferson, Little River, Miller, Perry, Sebastian and Sevier counties may be eligible for federal disaster assistance, but the amount of time to register for help is limited.

2015-08-03 17:51 - News Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – More than $2 million in assistance to date is helping the residents of nine Arkansas counties recover from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding, May 7 to June 15, 2015.Recovery officials caution though, that the time to register for federal help is running out.  The deadline to apply for assistance is Aug. 25, 2015.The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management provide this current summary of assistance:

2015-07-31 15:16 - News Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Federal assistance may be available to help Arkansas communities rebuild infrastructure to higher, more disaster-resistant standards and state officials are encouraging local governments to take advantage of that funding.The assistance to communities is part of the aid that became available following the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of May 7 to June 15, 2015.

2015-07-30 13:51 - News Release

NORTH LITTL ROCK — Federal officials today estimated more than $6 million in disaster assistance will help fund local governments’ storm recovery from this spring’s severe weather.That funding is in addition to nearly $2 million in federal disaster assistance to date that has helped individuals, families and businesses repair property and replace essential possessions.

2015-07-29 19:41 - News Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – There are only a few days left to meet with FEMA specialsts at select home building supply stores and learn how to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.The experts are available at the stores to talk to any Arkansas resident interested in building or remodeling their property to better withstand heavy rain, wind, and flooding.

2015-07-29 15:04 - News Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The disaster recovery center in Howard County will close at the end of the business day on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.Located at the Carter Day Training Center, 200 Lake Nichols Drive in Nashville, the center was opened to provide help to those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms May 7 to June 15, 2015.The center is open Monday through Friday,  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Aug. 5. After the center closes, help is still be available online or by a toll-free call.

2015-07-29 14:57 - News Release

Disaster Recovery Center in Crawford County to Close Aug. 7; Deadline to Register is Aug. 25.NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Hours at the disaster recovery center in Crawford County changed this week and officials announced the center will close at the end of the business day on Friday, Aug.  7.Located at the Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Building, 615 E. Pointer Trail in Van Buren, the center provides help to those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe spring storms, May 7 to June 15, 2015.

2015-07-28 15:14 - News Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Businesses and nonprofit organizations are discovering a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration is smart business.Disaster loans provide funding for private sector recovery and are being used to:Repair or replace buildings and business assets, such as equipment and inventory;Meet payroll and lease obligations during business downtime caused by the disaster;Refinance existing liens; andMake improvements to protect against future damage.

2015-07-28 14:07 - News Release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK –  FEMA offers a wide range of free resources for Arkansas homeowners who are either rebuilding after the spring storms or preparing for the next time disaster strikes.FEMA maintains an extensive online library, including bilingual and multimedia resources, which describe the measures contractors or do-it-yourselfers can take to reduce risks to property. FEMA publications can be viewed online and downloaded to any computer.

2015-07-24 16:41 - News Release

FEMA Registration Deadline Now Just a Month AwayNORTH LITTLE ROCK – Residents of nine Arkansas counties who suffered damage from the severe storms of May 7 through June 15, 2015, have only about one month left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.The deadline to register for disaster assistance is Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.