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Arkansas Storms and Flooding 2017
Arkansas Storms and Flooding 2017
Severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding devastated areas in Arkansas beginning on April 26, 2017 through May 19, 2017. The President made a major disaster declaration for Arkansas on June 15, 2017.
For Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4318), Individual and Household Assistance is available to those in Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Cleburne, Conway, Craighead, Cross, Faulkner, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Montgomery, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Poinsett, Prairie, Randolph, Saline, Washington, White, and Woodruff counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Note: THE FEMA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 14, 2017. Apply to FEMA to trigger the SBA Disaster loan process. THE SBA APPLICATION DEADLINE IS ALSO AUGUST 14, 2017.
Key resources for those affected by the flooding:
Arkansas Legal Assistance Hotline: 501-801-5664
- SBA Disaster Loans are available for those who qualify.
- Free legal assistance available to storm survivors through the Arkansas Bar and the Young Lawyers’ Section, in
conjunction with FEMA, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Center for Arkansas
Legal Services, and Legal Aid of Arkansas, Red Cross, and the Arkansas VOAD. Please see the press release for more information.
- Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding (DR-4318)
- Arkansas Flooding- assistance from the nonprofit United Policyholders about Insurance Claims and recovery
- Disaster Unemployment Benefits are available, even for self employed individuals. See this press release for more information.
- FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locator
- American Red Cross Shelter Locator
- Arkansas Office of the Governor
- Arkansas Department of Emergency Management gives further information about this disaster and state programs available.
- FEMA Disaster Reporter: view pictures of the disaster either in a list view or off a zoomable street level map.
- Federal Aid Programs for the State of Arkansas
- State/FEMA Disaster Center Has Whistle-Stop in Danville to Help Arkansans
- Steps to Disaster Assistance for Arkansans with Storm Damage
- ICC Coverage May Help Pay to Bring Flooded Structures Up to Code
- Keep Your FEMA and SBA Options Open Even With Insurance
- Disaster Assistance Isn’t Taxable and Won’t Affect Social Security
- SBA Key to Individual and Business Disaster Recovery in Arkansas
- Common Sense May Avoid Problems with Repair Contractors
Residents and businesses affected by the April & May storms and flooding can apply for government disaster relief benefits online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY TO FEMA IS AUGUST 14, 2017. YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR SBA APPLICATION BY AUGUST 14, 2017 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: