Federal Aid Programs for the State of Arkansas

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Donald J. Trump’s disaster declaration issued for the State of Arkansas.Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable.  Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters.  Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements.  (Source: FEMA funded...

President Donald J. Trump Approves Arkansas Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding beginning on April 26, 2017 through May 19, 2017.The president's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Faulkner, Fulton, Jackson, Lawrence, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Washington, and Yell counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured or...

Denham Springs Residents Invited to Community Recovery Event

BATON ROUGE, La. — Citizens of Denham Springs are invited to an open house where they will have the unique opportunity to express their own visions for their community’s future. Their ideas will be incorporated into the town’s plan for long-term recovery from last year’s flooding disaster. This event will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 15, in the gym at Denham Springs Junior High, 401 Hatchell Lane.At the open house, people will visit several stations that represent different areas of community planning. Each station will have a...

Thousands Volunteer to Rebuild Flood Damaged Homes in Acadiana

BATON ROUGE, La. — More than 2,000 volunteers from 41 states and three countries converged in Acadiana last week to help survivors still struggling to recover from the August 2016 flood.FEMA’s Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL) and Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) helped faith-based organization, Eight Days of Hope, turn a dream into the reality of a massive rebuilding effort.  “We take a whole-community approach” says FEMA’s VAL Supervisor, Angele Rogers. “Our goal is to identify resources and find residents who have unmet needs.  We provide extra-handholding to make sure they...

June 14, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 14, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 14, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (10%); Disturbance 2: Low (near 0%)• Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible – Plains to Great Lakes and Ohio Valley• Flashing Flooding possible – Middle Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley• Space Weather:   o Past...

June 13, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 13, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 13, 2017 Significant Events: Severe Weather – Northern Plains to Great Lakes (FINAL) Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%) • Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Calvin• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Plains to Upper/Middle Mississippi Valley• Flash flooding possible – Northern Rockies; Northern Plains to Upper Mississippi Valley• Critical/Elevated fire weather areas – Central Great...

June 12, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 12, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 12, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Depression Three-E• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms and flash flooding possible – Northern Rockies, Northern/Central Plains & Upper Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes• Critical/Elevated fire weather areas –Great Basin and Southwest into Southern/Central Rockies...

June 11, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 11, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 11, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: • Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours • Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (70%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours • Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests during the next 48 hours Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – western Central Plains & Upper Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes • Critical/Elevated fire weather...

June 10, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 10, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 10, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (10%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Northern Plains, Upper Mississippi Valley and upper Great Lakes• Mixed rain and snow – Higher elevations of the Northwest and Northern Rockies• Critical/Elevated fire weather areas –  NV, UT, AZ,...

June 9, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 9, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 9, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclone activity expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible – Northern Rockies and Northern Plains• Rain and thunderstorms – California, Pacific Northwest to Upper Mississippi Valley; Great Lakes to Northeast, and Southern Plains• Rain and snow...