The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local emergency management coordinators, have completed preliminary assessments of the damage caused by flooding and severe weather that started on May 7, 2015 and continued. These joint assessments listed over 370 homes as damaged in some way and estimated the public damage at over $6 million dollars.
Two areas are involved in disaster recovery operations; public assistance and individual assistance. Residences fall under the Individual Assistance Program and the monetary amounts are not estimated until applications for aid are processed. The Public Assistance Program breaks down into seven categories: Debris Removal, Emergency Protective Measures, Roads and Bridges, Water Control Facilities, Buildings and Equipment, Utilities, and Parks and Recreational Facilities.
An area breakdown of Public Assistance with the total followed by cost breakdown:
Hempstead County: Total-$152,035…Debris Removal-$19,550…Emergency Protective Measures-$93,072…Roads & Bridges-$27,413…Water Control Facilities-$12,000
Howard County: Total-$817,176…Debris Removal-$619,471…Emergency Protective Measures-$20,500…Roads & Bridges-$146,705…Buildings & Equipment-$20,500.. Utilities-$10,000
Little River County: Total-230,770…Debris Removal-$23,000…Emergency Protective Measures-$10,000…Roads & Bridges-$197,770
Nevada County: Total-$234,770…Debris Removal-$5,570…Emergency Protective Measures-$20,000…Roads & Bridges-$209,020
Lafayette County: Total-$133,275, all for Roads & Bridges
Pike County: Total-$167,533…Debris Removal-$42,461…Emergency Protective Measures-$6,272…Roads & Bridges-$113,800…Utilities-$5,000
Sevier County: Total-$114,576…Debris Removal-$106,656…Roads & Bridges-$7,920
Clark County: Total-$575,874…Debris Removal-$3,817…Emergency Protective Measures-$7,133…Roads & Bridges-$93,527…Utilities-$471,397
Miller County: Total-$169,000, all for Emergency Protective Measures
thanks to Saratoga, AR Digest