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Federal Disaster Aid
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Federal and State Assistance
- Those registered for assistance are encouraged to remain in touch through the toll-free FEMA Helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired to file an appeal, update information on your application, and get answers to your questions.
- Applicants who are not satisfied with FEMA’s decision on assistance or have been deniedcan also call the FEMA Helpline to receive answers to questions and obtain instructions for filing an appeal.
- FEMA may offer rental assistance to eligible applicants for up to 18 months following the declaration of a disaster. Call the Helpline number above for additional information.
- Anyone who applied for an SBA loan and was denied or withdrew their application has six months to request a review or have their application reopened. Call SBA for more information at 800-659-2955.
Resources & Consumer Tips for Storm Victims
Disaster Assistance The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared Arkansas– eligible for federal assistance to individuals and families who have suffered damage from the recent tornadoes, storms and flooding. The process starts with a phone call 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585. Online, it’s www.DisasterAssistance.gov or through smartphones at m.fema.gov . Toll-Free Adult Statewide Crisis Telephone Line 1-855-CRISIS-1 or 1-855-274-7471
- Dealing with Insurance Companies
Filing insurance claims in the wake of devastating storms can be an overwhelming task. The Department of Commerce and Insurance has offered consumers some suggestions that will make dealing with insurance companies a little easier. For a complete list of tips, please click here.
Vaccines Doctors enrolled in the federal Vaccines for Children Program may give free, federally funded vaccines to eligible children from birth through 18 years of age. Call your local county health department for assistance and more information. The Communicable and Environmental Disease Services conduct surveillance activities in order to monitor new emerging infections or identify clusters of cases that could be related. For more information, contact county health departments or call the After Hours Emergency Consultation hotline at (615) 741-7247.