Office of the Press Secretary
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Arkansas and ordered Federal aid, State and local recovery efforts in the area of severe storms, tornadoes, hit and floods during May 24-26, 2011 to complete.
The President's action makes federal funding for the affected in Franklin County and Johnson County.
Assistance can include grants for lower rental service and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property damage and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is also available for State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of equipment of severe storms, tornadoes, damage and flooding in the counties of Crawford, Franklin and Johnson.
Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for risk mitigation measures statewide.
W. Craig Fugate, administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, Nancy M. called Casper as the Federal Coordinating Officer for the Federal Republic of recovery in the affected area.
FEMA said to additional labels can be made later at the request of the State and justified by the results of further damage reviews.
FEMA said that residents and business owners who suffered losses in the designated counties applying for morning can start support from online registration at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and impaired. The toll free phone numbers work from 7.00 to 10 P.m. (local time) seven days of the week until further notice.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THEM: FEMA (202) 646-3272.
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