Disaster Recovery Center in Lawrence County to Close Wednesday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Disaster Recovery Center located in Lawrence County at the Black River Fire Training Center, 114 Wilson Drive, Walnut Ridge, will close permanently at6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19.Residents of Lawrence County may continue to find assistance at the Randolph County center at the former site of the Randolph County Nursing Center. Location and hours follow:Randolph CountyOld Randolph County Nursing Center1405 Hospital DrivePocahontas AR 72455 Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.Sunday: ClosedHelp is also available at the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available....

Monday, July 17, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, July 17, 2017 Significant Activity for July 14-17, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%)•  Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Fernanda (CAT 3); Disturbance 1 – High (70%); Disturbance 2 – Medium (50%); Disturbance 3 – Low (near 0%)•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms – Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast•  Flash Flooding possible...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, July 16, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Sunday, July 16, 2017 Significant Activity – July 15 -16 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%) Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Fernanda (CAT 4); Disturbance 1 – High (70%); Disturbance 2 – Low (30%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Flash flooding possible – Southwest and the Southeast to the Mid-Atlantic Elevated to Critical Fire Weather conditions –...

Saturday, July 15, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, July 15, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, July 15, 2017 Significant Activity – July 14 -15 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Fernanda (CAT 4); Disturbance 1 – Medium (40%); Disturbance 2 – Low (10%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe thunderstorms possible – Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes Flash flooding possible – Southern/Central Plains,...

Recovery Progress Continues with $403 Million in PA Funding

BATON ROUGE, La. — Federal funding for recovery has topped $400 million one year after the August 2016 floods.As of July 14, FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program has obligated a total of $403 million to reimburse local and state governments as well as certain private nonprofits for eligible recovery costs. This amount includes repair and emergency services, debris removal and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities and infrastructure.Of the total amount, more than $285 million was designated to reimburse for eligible emergency protective measures taken during the August disaster.  Included...

ICC Coverage May Help Pay to Bring Flooded Structures Up to Code

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Flood insurance policyholders in high risk flood areas (Special Flood Hazard Areas) may be able to receive up to $30,000 to help cover the cost of bringing a substantially damaged structure into compliance with the community’s floodplain management regulations.To qualify for ICC (Increased Cost of Compliance), a structure must either be substantially damaged (damage that is 50 percent or greater than the value of the building) or one that has been repeatedly damaged.ICC is a part of most Standard National Flood Insurance Program policies sold by insurance...

Friday, July 14, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, July 14, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, July 14, 2017 Significant Activity – July 14 -15 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Fernanda (CAT 2); Disturbance 1 – Low (near 0%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather:  Severe thunderstorms possible – Mid-Atlantic to Central Appalachians Flash flooding possible – Central Plains, Middle/Lower Mississippi valleys to Mid-Atlantic Elevated...

Requests for Public Assistance Due Saturday to ADEM

Disaster recovery officials from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and FEMA urge disaster-impacted Arkansas municipalities to get Requests for Public Assistance to ADEM no later than this Saturday, July 15.Municipalities may fax the request form to ADEM at 501-683-7890.Municipalities may seek FEMA 75 percent reimbursements for eligible disaster-related infrastructure repairs (roads, bridges, parks, public utilities, etc.); disaster debris removal and emergency protective measures caused by the disaster, such as police overtime.Municipalities impacted by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding must have had damage between April 26 and...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, July 13, 2017 Significant Activity for July 12-13, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:•  Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours•  Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Fernanda•  Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours•  Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather:  •  Severe Thunderstorms – Middle Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes/Ohio Valley•  Flash Flooding Possible – Great Lakes and Ohio Valley to Mid-Atlantic and Northeast•  Elevated Fire Weather Conditions and Isolated Dry Thunderstorms – Northern Intermountain, Central Great Basin,...

Bevy of Resources Found in Disaster Centers for Arkansas Storm Survivors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers operating in storm-stressed Arkansas counties have a large number of resources disaster survivors can access to speed their recovery.Accessible to the whole community, including those with disabilities and additional communication needs, disaster centers are facilities housing federal, state, local and voluntary agencies. No cash, checks, debit cards or vouchers are distributed at the disaster centers.Disaster Recovery Centers are staffed with representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration and may include representatives of other agencies. Survivors...