FEMA Says Aid Tops $2 Million After Arkansas Storms

Aug 3, 2015

Flooding from early June in Garland, City, Arkansas.
Credit Sabrina McCormick Norton / KTXK News

Federal officials say the government has provided more than $2 million in aid to help Arkansas recover from storms that hit in May and June.

Tornadoes, high winds and flooding ravaged the state between May 7 and June 15.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than $900,000 in housing aid went to homeowners and renters. That money can be used to provide temporary housing and help repair damage not covered by insurance.

Nearly $100,000 was paid for medical costs, clothing, cleanup and other expenses. Also, the U.S. Small Business Administration has handled more than $1 million in low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and businesses.

An emergency declaration covered Crawford, Garland, Howard, Jefferson, Little River, Miller, Perry, Sebastian, and Sevier counties.

The deadline to apply for aid is Aug. 25.