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Arkansas Severe Storms and Tornadoes

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Arkansas Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-4698-AR)

Severe Storms and Tornadoes struck the state of Arkansas on March 31, 2023. On April 2, 2023, President Biden declared a major disaster.

People in the following areas are eligible to receive federal disaster assistance:

  • Cross
  • Lonoke
  • Pulaski

For the complete press release, please click here.

Routinely check your state emergency management social media pages for urgent disaster updates and guidance.

Important Deadlines

FEMA Application Deadline

Thursday, June 1, 2023

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Appeal your FEMA decision letter

Within 60 days of the date on the determination letter.

Deadline for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

For more information, please read the official press release.

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Local Help

Access aid organizations and other helpful recovery assistance through the resources below.

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Safety and Shelter Resources

Please check your local news and local officials for the latest safety and shelter resources. Access information on Safety and Shelter assistance through the resources below.

American Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Services

Explore resources from the American Red Cross on how to stay safe and recover from a disaster.

Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are accessible facilities and mobile offices you can visit to learn more about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs. You may also visit to ask questions about your case. The DRC Locator helps you find the hours, services, and locations of DRCs near you.

American Red Cross Find an Open Shelter Tool

If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your home, the Red Cross may be able to help. Search for open American Red Cross shelters near you with the “Find an Open Shelter” Tool.

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