State/FEMA Disaster Center Will Stop in Fulton County to Help Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A mobile State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will visit Mammoth Springs in Fulton County from Sunday, July 9 to Tuesday, July 11, 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:Fulton CountyParking lot across from Wood’s Riverbend Restaurant80 Main St.Mammoth Springs AR 72554 Sunday-Tuesday, July 9-11Hours: Sunday, 1-5 p.m.Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Disaster Recovery Centers are staffed with representatives from the Arkansas Department...
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Friday, July 7, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Friday, July 7, 2017 Significant Activities for July 6-7, 2017 Significant Events: NoneTropical Activity:• Atlantic – Tropical Depression Four• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (90%)• Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interestsSignificant Weather: • Severe Thunderstorms possible from Ohio Valley to the Great Lakes• Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of CA, OR, & WA; Isolated dry thunderstorms in CA, Great Basin and Intermountain region• Red Flag Warnings for portions of OR, CA, NV,...
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FEMA Approves $1.8 Million in Aid to Department of Public Safety

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Department of Public Safety (Louisiana State Police) will receive $1.8 million in federal assistance for emergency protective measures taken to ensure the public’s safety following the August 2016 floods. Eligible costs of disaster-related services, including search and rescue operations, emergency escorts, traffic control, evacuation and first responder operations, will be reimbursed with this grant. Funding is obligated through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program. The department has been awarded more than $5.7 million for this disaster for emergency protective measures.As of July 6, FEMA’s PA program has obligated...
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, July 6, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, July 6, 2017 Significant Activity – July 5-6 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Tropical Depression Four Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (80%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe Thunderstorms possible from Ohio Valley to Central Appalachians Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of CA and OR Isolated dry thunderstorms in CA, Great Basin and Intermountain region Red Flag...
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FEMA Disaster Assistance Appeal Might Not Be Necessary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Wonder why FEMA turned you down for disaster assistance?Appealing a FEMA determination on a disaster assistance application is easy, but before acting, read your decision letter carefully and ask questions.Disaster survivors may believe FEMA made an incorrect decision or question the type of help FEMA provided. Sometimes, FEMA can’t move forward on an application because key information is missing, such as proof of ownership or contractor’s estimate for repairs not covered.Applicants with insurance may receive an initial denial, but reconnecting with FEMA after insurance settles may change...
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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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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, July 5, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Significant Activity – July 4-5 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: High (70%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (80%); Disturbance 2: High (70%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible for portions of Southern Plains to the Mid-Atlantic Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of CA, OR, NV, MT, & ND Red Flag...
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, July 4, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Significant Activity – July 3-4 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: High (80%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: High (70%); Disturbance 2: High (70%); Disturbance 3: Low (20%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Flash flooding possible for portions of Southern Plains, and the Middle/Lower Mississippi valleys Elevated Fire Weather conditions for portions of CA, OR,...
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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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Monday, July 3, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, July 3, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Monday, July 3, 2017 Significant Activity – June 30-July 3 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity: Atlantic – Disturbance 1: High (70%) Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Medium (50%); Disturbance 2: Medium (60%) Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible for portions of the Central and Southern Plains Flash flooding possible for portions of Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi and Tennessee valleys Elevated...
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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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July 2, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 2, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 2, 2017 Significant Activity – July 1-2 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:• Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Med (40%)• Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (30%); Disturbance 2: Medium (50%) • Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hours• Western Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: • Severe thunderstorms possible for portions of the Central Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley• Flash flooding possible for portions of OK and AR• Critical Fire Weather conditions expected for portions of AZ; Elevated Fire...
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Corrected Copy: July 1, 2017

Corrected Copy: FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 1, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 1, 2017 Significant Activity – June 30 - July 1 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hoursWestern Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible for portions of the Tennessee Valley, Southern/Central Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic, and NortheastFlash flooding possible for portions of the Tennessee Valley, Southern Appalachians, and Northeast Elevated Fire Weather conditions expected...
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July 1, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 1, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for July 1, 2017 Significant Activity – June 30 - July 1 Significant Events: None Tropical Activity:Atlantic – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)Eastern Pacific – Disturbance 1: Low (20%)Central Pacific – No tropical cyclones expected next 48 hoursWestern Pacific – No activity affecting U.S. interests Significant Weather: Severe thunderstorms possible for portions of the Tennessee Valley, Southern/Central Appalachians, Mid-Atlantic, and NortheastFlash flooding possible for portions of the Tennessee Valley, Southern Appalachians, and Northeast Elevated Fire Weather conditions expected across NV,...
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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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June 30, 2017

FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 30, 2017 FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for June 30, 2017 Significant Activity – June 29-30 Significant Events: Goodwin Fire, AZ 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 – Southern Plains, Middle Mississippi Valley, Lower Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley, Great Lakes, and Northeast• Flash flooding – Southern Plains, Middle Mississippi Valley, and Lower Mississippi...
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Steps to Disaster Assistance for Arkansans with Storm Damage

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Recovery from storm damage requires disaster survivors to take charge of their situation. FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration disaster assistance is a process with steps for Arkansas residents to follow. Here’s a checklist:Step One: Register with FEMACall 800-621-3362 for voice or Video Relay Service. For TTY, call 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available. Helpline hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time, seven days a week until further notice. Online, go to DisasterAssistance.gov or use the FEMA mobile appSurvivors also can register with FEMA at a...
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State/FEMA Disaster Center Has Whistle-Stop in Danville to Help Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A mobile State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will visit Danville in Yell County from Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 2, 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:Yell CountyFire Training Center309 Atlanta St.Danville AR 72833Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10 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, FEMA...
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State/FEMA Disaster Centers Now Open in Faulkner, Washington Counties

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Two more State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers open Friday, June 30, 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:Faulkner CountyMcGee Center3800 College Ave.Conway AR 72034 Washington CountyFayetteville Executive Airport Terminal Building4500 South School Ave.Fayetteville AR 72701 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.The Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017, in observance of Independence Day.Disaster...
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