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Arkansas Storms and Flooding 2016

Severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding devastated areas in Arkansas from December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016.  The President made a major disaster declaration for Arkansas on February 5, 2016.

For DR 4254, the December/January severe storms and tornadoes, Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian and Sevier Counties.

Disaster Legal Services has been implemented for these tornadoes, storms and flooding in Arkansas.  The hotline number below applies to this activation. It is provided through FEMA under 44 CFR 206.164

Note:  THE FEMA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 5, 2016.  Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process. THE SBA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS ALSO APRIL 5, 2016.  

Key resources for those affected by the storms and tornadoes:

Residents and businesses affected by the December/January storms and flooding can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov. 

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO FEMA IS APRIL 5, 2016.  YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR SBA APPLICATION BY APRIL 5, 2016 TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. 

Individuals, including those who use 711 relay or VRS, can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) while those who use TTY can call 1-800-462-7585. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT seven days a week until further notice.

Another option is to register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov  or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

  • If you need to appeal a FEMA denial on your own, please see here to get an interactive form to appeal and letter requesting a copy of your file.
  • You can also find resources on this site under For People Who Need Help.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest on the News page.

 

Other helpful resources to help address legal needs resulting from this disaster:

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