How to Request FEMA Assistance for Arkansas Storm Damage – FOX13 News Memphis

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (FEMA Release) – Arkansas homeowners and renters affected by recent tornadoes and severe storms on December 10 and 11, 2021, who live in counties recently designated for individual assistance, can seek help from FEMA .

The designated counties are: Craighead, Jackson, Mississippi, Poinsett and Woodruff.

If you have home or tenant insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for federal assistance.

The fastest and easiest way to apply is to visit desertassistance.gov/.

If it is not possible to apply online, call 800-621-3362. The toll-free lines will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST, with the exception of December 24, 25, 31 and January 1 when they will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

When you request help, have the following information ready:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your address at the time of the loss and the address where you are currently staying
  • Your social security number, if available
  • A general list of damages and losses
  • If insured, policy number or agent and / or company name

As soon as it is safe to do so, start cleaning. Take photos to document the damage and begin cleaning and repairs to prevent further damage. Remember to keep receipts for all purchases related to cleaning and repairs.

Disaster assistance may include financial assistance for temporary shelter and home repairs as well as other programs to help families recover from the effects of the event.

US Small Business Administration (SBA) low interest disaster loans are available to homeowners, tenants, businesses of all sizes, and most nonprofits. Similar to FEMA, the SBA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance.

▪ For small businesses, those engaged in aquaculture and most non-profit organizations, up to $ 2 million is available for working capital needs even if there has been no damage property, with a maximum loan of $ 2 million for any combination of property damage and working capital requirements.

▪ For owners: up to $ 200,000 is available to repair or replace their primary residence. For Homeowners and Renters: Up to $ 40,000 is available to replace personal property, including vehicles.

Businesses and residents can apply online at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov. Applicants can contact an SBA customer service representative by phone at 800-659-2955 or by email at [email protected] SBA will answer specific questions about how a disaster loan can help each survivor recover from disaster damage and provide one-on-one assistance in completing applications for these loans.

For the latest information visit fema.gov/disaster/4633 Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or on Facebook at facebook.com/FEMARegion6/.

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