East Baton Rouge Schools to Receive $6.4 Million More in Disaster Funds

BATON ROUGE, La. — The East Baton Rouge School Board will receive an additional $6.4 million in disaster recovery funding following the August 2016 floods. The aid will reimburse for emergency protective measures at 16 different educational facilities in East Baton Rouge Parish.Federal funding will pay for recovery efforts such as flood clean up, demolition of damaged structures, debris removal services and other construction costs.Area schools receiving assistance:Brookstown Magnet Middle School, Greenbrier Elementary School, Glen Oaks Park Elementary School, Glen Oaks High School, Howell Park Elementary School, Lanier Elementary School, Merrydale...
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State/FEMA Disaster Center To Be in Harrison to Help Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A mobile State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will visit Harrison in Boone County from Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, July 7, 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:Boone CountyWinkler Logistic Center805 Cottonwood RoadHarrison AR 72601Hours: Wednesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Disaster Recovery Centers are staffed with representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration....
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State/FEMA Disaster Center Opens in Saline County to Help Flood Survivors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is open 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. Location and hours are:Saline CountyIndian Springs Baptist Church23581 I-30Bryant AR 72022Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and July Fourth holiday: ClosedDisaster Recovery Centers are staffed with representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying...
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FEMA Teams Canvassing Neighborhoods to Help Arkansas Flood Survivors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Federal disaster survivor assistance teams are working instorm–stricken neighborhoods, helping Arkansans register for FEMA disaster assistance, providing application updates and making referrals to additional resources when needed.Additionally, housing inspectors contracted by FEMA are reviewing residential damages onsite. Applicants must have suffered storm damage during the period from April 26 to May 19, be head of household and be a legal resident of the U.S.FEMA teams will be in all 13 designated disaster counties—initially in Boone, Carroll, Clay, Fulton, Pulaski and Washington. They will also visit neighborhoods in...
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Arkansas Flood Survivors Urged to Register for FEMA Assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A June 15 major disaster declaration for Arkansas has opened the door for flood-stricken residents of 13 counties—Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Faulkner, Fulton, Jackson, Lawrence, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Washington and Yell—to apply for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the U.S. Small Business Administration.Residents should be aware that FEMA disaster assistance is for specific purposes centered on getting a disaster survivor into a functioning home that is safe for occupancy and secure. FEMA grants don’t cover all damage, especially to insured property, but...
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