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FEMA opens second disaster recovery center in north Arkansas


FEMA opens second disaster recovery center in north Arkansas

Jun 13, 2024 | 6:40 pm ET
By Antoinette Grajeda
FEMA opens second disaster recovery center in north Arkansas
A car remains upside down in a pasture along Falling Springs Road in Decatur on June 2, 2024, after it was flung by a powerful tornado that struck the area a week prior. (Antoinette Grajeda/Arkansas Advocate)

FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center in Harrison Thursday to assist Arkansans affected by severe weather that struck the northern part of the state over Memorial Day weekend. 

The center is operating out of the Boone County Government Building, which is located at 220 N. Arbor Drive. Residents of Baxter, Benton, Boone and Marion counties can meet with Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management.  

Individuals do not need an appointment to visit the center, which is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

FEMA also opened a disaster recovery center in Benton County last week. The center is located at Bentonville’s NorthWest Arkansas Community College and representatives are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 

Additionally, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance crews are in Decatur to assist Arkansans with recovery efforts. Crews are available from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily at Falling Springs Community Church, which is located at 21822 Falling Springs Road in Decatur.

Arkansans are not required to visit the centers to apply for assistance. They can also contact FEMA by phone at (800) 621-3362 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Assistance is also available online at disasterassistance.gov or through the FEMA app.