Arkansas Governor OKs $1M in Disaster Funds for Storm Victims

May 26, 2010

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has authorized $1 million from the Governor’s Disaster Fund to provide individual assistance for victims of the tornadoes and floods that began on April 30.

The decision comes after Arkansas received word that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had denied its application for direct federal aid.

Arkansans with uninsured damage to their primary residences may be eligible for state aid in Conway, Crittenden, Jackson, Lonoke, Mississippi, Poinsett, Pulaski, Saline, Stone and Van Buren Counties.

Eligibility for the state assistance will be determined by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Human Services.

Victims whose residences have been rendered temporarily or permanently uninhabitable due to the tornadoes and flooding can contact the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management at 1-888-683-2336. Applications for uninsured damage grants and temporary housing assistance will be accepted through June 10.

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