On April 2, 2023, President Biden declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Arkansas after Friday’s tornados and severe storms, authorizing FEMA to provide financial aid to support recovery efforts. Federal assistance for individuals will include financial aid for temporary housing, repairs and recovery costs. Aid is also available to the State and local governments for emergency efforts and debris clean up in Pulaski, Lonoke and Cross Counties.

Residents and business owners who sustained damages can apply for assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362).

For information about the FEMA application process, click here.

Additional Information and Resources

  • The City of Little Rock has partnered with local organizations to open a Family Assistance Center. The Center is at 315 N. Shackleford Road and is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Meals and supplies are available, as well as additional services. There will also be a FEMA presence at the Center for those needing assistance.
  • Check the City of Little Rock’s Facebook and Twitter pages for additional resources and updates.
  • The City of Little Rock is organizing volunteers to help with tornado response efforts. To sign up, click here.
  • Donations for tornado relief are being collected through Little Rock Cares.

The team at HCJ CPAs & Advisors will continue to share updates as more information becomes available.