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FEMA Approves Arkansas Disaster Declaration Request

June 15, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Tom Cotton and John Boozman -along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman-today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) approved a disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas.

"This quick response in support of Governor Huthinson's request is necessary to help Arkansas families, businesses and communities recover from the severe storms, flooding and tornado that affected our state this spring," members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation said.

Under this designation individual assistance is available for residents and households of Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Faulkner, Fulton, Jackson, Lawrence, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Washington and Yell Counties.

Public assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities is available for 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.

All Arkansas counties are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which helps prevent or reduce long-term risks to life and property.

Arkansans eligible for individual assistance can register with FEMA by:

  • Applying online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Calling the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.

Last week the Arkansas Congressional Delegation sent a letter to President Trump in support of Governor Asa Hutchinson's request for a federal disaster declaration.