Keep Your FEMA and SBA Options Open Even with Insurance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas disaster survivors whose homes were damaged in the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between April 26 and May 19 do not have to wait for an insurance settlement to apply for federal assistance.Survivors with insurance may register with FEMA for grants for temporary rental assistance, essential home repairs and other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.Registration is encouraged even if survivors have insurance coverage. Policies vary in coverage and may not pay for temporary housing or have other insurance gaps.Once registered, applicants with insurance...

July 18, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 18, 2017     Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Storm Don; Disturbance 1 – Med (40%)• Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Fernanda (CAT 2); Tropical Storm Greg; 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:  • Severe Thunderstorms – Northern/Central Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley, and Great Lakes • Flash Flooding possible – Central Great Basin, Southwest, Upper Mississippi Valley, and Great...

FEMA and SBA Disaster Assistance Deadline Less Than a Month Away

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 less than a month to apply for FEMA disaster assistance grants and/or SBA low-interest loans.The last day to apply is Monday, Aug. 14. Online applications may be submitted until midnight and the FEMA Helpline is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Individuals needing assistance in applying to either FEMA or SBA may visit any Disaster Recovery Center currently open in Arkansas.Federal assistance is...

Disaster Recovery Center in Saline County to Close Wednesday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Disaster Recovery Center located in Saline County at Indian Springs Baptist Church, 23581 I-30, Bryant, will close permanently at 6 p.m. Wednesday,July 19.Residents of Saline County may continue to find assistance at the Faulkner County center at the location and hours below:Faulkner CountyMcGee Center3800 College Ave.Conway AR 72034 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. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use...

State/FEMA Disaster Center Will Visit Woodruff County to Help Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A mobile State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will visit McCrory in Woodruff County from Wednesday, July 19, through Friday, July 21, to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between April 26 and May 19.The disaster center location and hours are as follows:Woodruff CountyRobert & Dorothy Rowland Entertainment BuildingThree County Fairgrounds997 Poplar St.McCrory AR 72101 Wednesday, July 19, through Friday, July 21Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Disaster Recovery Centers are staffed with representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency...

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...