Help Remains for Washington County Residents after Disaster Center Closes

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.

In coordination with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, the Disaster Recovery Center in Washington County at the Fayetteville Executive Airport Main Terminal Building on Drake Field, 4500 S. School Ave., will close Friday, July 28. Hours until then are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Many of the services available at recovery centers are available on the FEMA Helpline and the registration period for FEMA disaster assistance continues until Aug. 14.

To register, ask questions or provide contact information updates, call 800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. If you use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service), call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For information about SBA’s disaster assistance, call 800-659-2955, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit SBA’s website at Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.

For updates on the Arkansas response and recovery, follow the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (@AR_Emergencies) on Twitter and Facebook and Additional information is available at


FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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