Prairie, White, Woodruff Counties Added for FEMA-SBA Assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – FEMA disaster assistance to individuals impacted in the severe storms between April 26 and May 19 has been extended to three more Arkansas counties: Prairie, White and Woodruff.The June 15 Major Disaster Declaration originally designated 13 counties—Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Faulkner, Fulton, Jackson, Lawrence, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Washington and Yell— for assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Prairie, White and Woodruff were added after a review of ongoing damage assessments by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and FEMA.Survivors should always contact their insurance company as...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, June 29, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, June 29, 2017 Significant Activity – June 28-29 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible – Central Plains, Middle Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes Flash flooding – Central Plains, Middle Mississippi Valley, Lower Mississippi Valley and...
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Two Disaster Recovery Centers Open to Help Flooded Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Two State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers open Thursday, June 29, to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in April and May.Center locations are as follows:Randolph CountyRandolph County Nursing Center1405 Hospital Drive.Pocahontas AR 72455 Lawrence CountyBlack River Fire Training Center114 Wilson Drive Walnut Ridge AR 72476  Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Disaster Recovery Centers are staffed with representatives from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management,...
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, June 28, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Significant Activity – June 27-28 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Dora, 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 – Central Plains to the Great Lakes Flash flooding – Central Plains to the Great Lakes and coastal Louisiana Elevated/Critical...
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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Revised Flood Maps for Saline County, Arkansas

DENTON, Texas – Revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate maps are ready for residents and business owners in four Saline County communities to review.  Those communities include Alexander, Bauxite, Benton and Bryant.Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to decide whether they need to buy flood insurance. Additionally, the flood maps allow residents and community leaders to make informed decisions about future building and development.A team of local and state government officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency worked together to develop the revised preliminary maps.The public can submit comments and appeals...
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PRELIMINARY FLOOD MAPS IN HARRIS (SIMS BAYOU) COUNTY, TX READY FOR PUBLIC VIEW

DENTON, Texas – New preliminary flood maps will soon be available for residents and business owners near Sims Bayou.To learn more about the proposed map changes, Harris County and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials will host an Open House on Tuesday, May 16, 2 -7 p.m. It will be held at the Houston Community College, Central South Campus at 1990 Airport Blvd, Houston.Viewing these maps can help residents and business owners make informed decisions about buying flood insurance. Community leaders can use them to make decisions about future developments.Additional information...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Significant Activity – June 26-27 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (near 0%) Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Dora, 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 – Northern and Central Plains Elevated/Critical Fire Weather – CA, NV, AZ, NM, UT, CO, WY, NE and SD Isolated dry thunderstorms –...
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FEMA Teams Canvassing Neighborhoods to Help Arkansas Flood Survivors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Federal disaster survivor assistance teams are working in storm–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...
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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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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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June 26, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 26, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 26, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Hurricane Dora• 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: • Elevated/Critical Fire Weather – CA, OR, ID, NV, UT, AZ, and MT• Isolated dry thunderstorms – CA, OR, WA, ID, NV, and UT• Red Flag Warnings: CA, OR, NV, UT, AZ, and MT...
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June 25, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 25, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 25, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours• Eastern Pacific – Tropical Storm Dora• 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 – NM• Flash flooding possible –  NM and parts of TX; Southeastern U.S. • Rain and thunderstorms – Plains; Southwest to Southeastern U.S. and Mid-Atlantic; Northern Plains to North...
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, June 24, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Saturday, June 24, 2017 Significant Activity – June 23-24 Significant Events: Post-Tropical Cyclone Cindy - FINAL Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (90%) 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: Flash flooding possible –  Southern Plains to Mid-Atlantic Isolated dry thunderstorms - CA Space...
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Friday, June 23, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, June 23, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, June 23, 2017 Significant Activity – June 22-23 Significant Events: Tropical Depression Cindy Tropical Activity: Atlantic – No tropical cyclones expected during the next 48 hours Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Medium (50%) 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 – Tennessee and Ohio valleys to Southern/Central Appalachians Flash flooding possible – Lower...
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June 22, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 22, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 22, 2017 Significant Events: Tropical Cyclone Cindy Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Cyclone Cindy• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)• 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 – Gulf Coast; Central/Southern Rockies; Upper Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes• Flash Flooding possible –  Gulf Coast to Ohio Valley and Appalachians; Upper Mississippi Valley to Great Lakes• Fire Weather: Isolated dry...
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June 21, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 21, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 21, 2017 Significant Events: Tropical Cyclone Cindy Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Cyclone Cindy• 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 – TX, OK, CO, NE, KS, IA, SD, ND, and MN• Flash Flooding possible – LA, MS, AL, FL, GA • Rain and Thunderstorms – Southwest to...
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June 20, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 20, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 20, 2017 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Storm Bret; Potential Tropical Cyclone Three: High (80%)• 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 – CO, KS, and OK• Flash Flooding possible – LA, MS, AL, FL, GA, SC, and NC• Rain and Thunderstorms – Southwest to...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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