Congressman Crawford Statement on Federal Disaster Declaration

May 03, 2011
Press

Congressman Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) released the following statement regarding last night’s Federal disaster declaration by the President:

“Last night, President Obama issued a Federal disaster declaration for Arkansas. The declaration allows Federal funds to be used for assisting the clean up and rebuilding of communities in the First District and throughout Arkansas. I want to thank the President for his quick response to the Arkansas Delegation’s request and I encourage all First District residents to contact my office if there is anything I can do to help them in this difficult time. Citizens across Arkansas and the rest of the South continue to remain in my prayers.”

Information about the registration process is below:

*Individual Assistancecan include temporary housing assistance for eligible applicants such as rental assistance and repair assistance.

  • How To Register:
    • Telephone—1-800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY (800) 462-7585 for individuals with speech or hearing disabilities. 
    • Internet—Individuals may apply for disaster assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
    • Smartphone—The mobile website m.fema.govallows the public to register with FEMA and easily accessdisaster-related information directly on their web-enabled device.

Congressman Rick Crawford is the first Republican elected to represent Arkansas’s First Congressional District since Reconstruction.  He serves on the Agriculture and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees. Rick and his wife Stacy, both ASU alumni, reside in Jonesboro with their two children.

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