LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Randolph County is a sparsely populated area with a little more than 17,000 people living within its 656 square miles. But after the severe storms between April 26 and May 19, residents and officials adopted a proactive stance toward disaster recovery.County officials and residents received help from the State and FEMA during formation of the Randolph County Recovery Committee (RCRC). The committee is formed according to a model developed by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Disaster recovery officials from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and FEMA urge disaster-impacted Arkansas municipalities in Fulton and Searcy counties to get Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) to ADEM no later than Aug. 18.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Would you invest $400 for a chance to get back up to $250,000? How about $1,000 or $2,000? Still sound like a good deal?Putting it another way, would you risk losing your $250,000 home in a flood because you didn’t buy a preferred or standard risk National Flood Insurance Program policy usually costing from $400-$2,000 a year? Just a few inches of water can cause thousands of dollars in damage to walls, floors, furniture, carpets and appliances.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – If you had damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between April 26 and May 19, Monday, Aug. 14, is your last chance to apply for FEMA disaster assistance grants and/or U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas residents still needing assistance in recovering from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between April 26 and May 19 have only 12 days left to apply for FEMA disaster assistance grants and/or U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After registering with FEMA for disaster assistance, it’s important to follow up with any homeowners, renters or flood insurance company claims you have filed and keep FEMA posted on the progress.Even if you received an initial denial from FEMA due to insurance coverage, FEMA will review your application for assistance after insurance has paid. Sometimes, FEMA may be able to help where insurance did not. Keep in touch with the insurance company and your agent.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Many Arkansans lost important items in the severe storms between April 26 and May 19, including documents the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and FEMA need to process disaster assistance applications.If papers are gone – such as birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver’s licenses, tax records, insurance policies, etc.— many can be replaced by contacting sources of information, such as vital records offices, Social Security agencies, insurance offices and other organizations or agencies.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Home repair complaints last year were number 5 on the Arkansas Attorney General’s top 10 list of consumer complaints. Natural disasters attract fly-by-night contractors, including those from other states, who prey on the vulnerability of disaster survivors.By and large, building industry representatives are honest. But any time large amounts of money are involved, it makes sense to take precautions in signing contracts to avoid misunderstandings with the contractor.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Applying for federal disaster assistance for this spring’s severe storms in Arkansas is a two-step process. Taking both steps ensures disaster survivors will be considered for all FEMA grants and the U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest disaster loan.Step 1: Register with FEMA.Step 2: Complete and submit a no-obligation SBA loan application.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – After the FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Faulkner, Randolph and Washington Counties close Friday at 6 p.m., survivors of the 2017 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding will still be able to get help with just a phone call.