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Free Legal Assistance Available for Arkansas Flood Victims (AR)

Friday, July 12, 2019

Free Legal Assistance Available for Arkansas Flood Victims

"As a result of the recent flooding in Arkansas, the Arkansas Bar and the Young Lawyers’ Section, in conjunction with FEMA, the Arkansas Emergency Management Agency, the American Bar Association, Center for Arkansas Legal Services, Legal Aid of Arkansas, Arkansas Access to Justice, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel is providing free disaster legal assistance efforts to affected individuals who were affected by the recent floods. The toll-free number is 1-800-950-5817 and flood victims may now call the hotline.

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on May 21, 2019, and ending June 14, 2019.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Conway, Crawford, Faulkner, Jefferson, Perry, Pulaski, Sebastian, Lincoln, and Yell counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster..."

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