arkansas division of emergency management

A view looking south along Shackleford Road. A tornado plowed through west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, 2023, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

SBA opens disaster loan outreach centers in Arkansas

BY: - November 27, 2023

The U.S. Small Business Administration opened three outreach centers on Monday to assist Arkansans affected by severe weather June 25-26. SBA customer service representatives are available at Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) locations in Conway, Lonoke and Marked Tree, and a virtual DLOC, to help Arkansans apply for federal disaster loans.  Arkansas Division of Emergency […]

Arkansas authorities see ‘high risk’ of violence against religious nonprofits from Mideast war

BY: - November 17, 2023

Arkansas lawmakers will direct $500,000 in state funds to bolster security for religious nonprofits considered at risk of violence in light of ongoing conflict in the Middle East once state law enforcement officials specify how the money will be used.  Col. Mike Hagar, DPS secretary and head of the Arkansas State Police, asked on Nov. […]

A path of destruction can be seen behind an overturned truck on Shackleford Road after a tornado plowed through west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, 3031. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Disaster assistance available for Arkansans impacted by June 25 storms

BY: - November 17, 2023

Arkansans impacted by severe storms and straight-line winds on June 25 can begin applying for assistance on Monday.  Homeowners and renters in Arkansas, Faulkner, Lonoke, Mississippi, Poinsett, Pope and Pulaski counties may be eligible for disaster assistance through the Arkansas Individual Assistance program.  Individuals whose primary residence was destroyed or made uninhabitable may apply for […]

Southeast Arkansas residents still recovering from 2021 flooding

BY: - June 12, 2023

Two years later, Brenda Verser of Dumas still has not replaced the carpets in her three-bedroom house. Stanley Weaver of Tillar is still trying to get his kitchen cabinets replaced. Felicia Chaney of Winchester has a tarp on the roof and holes in the ceiling of the double-wide trailer she shares with her six children. […]