Tagged: federal emergency management agency

FEMA's Climate Change Rule Could Make States Liable in Natural Disasters

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

A climate change expert says FEMA's requirement states consider the effects of climate change if they want to receive federal mitigation money was simply “a way to protect the federal treasury by minimizing claims for FEMA money from places that don’t take adequate precautions.

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change

by Jan Cottingham 3/30/2015 12:00 am

Call it what you will, the chief of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services says that the state is facing a new normal, one in which extreme weather events are occurring more often and with greater intensity.

Cole McCaskill on What's Central To Bringing More Tourists to Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Cole McCaskill is a Hot Springs native who recently stepped into the newly created position of downtown development director. His job is to manage the Hot Springs Metro Partnership’s Strategic Plan for Downtown Development, which grew out of the February fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel.

Disaster Planning Should Start Early

by Mark Friedman 8/11/2014 12:00 am

After a disaster strikes is not the time for the business owner to develop a plan to reopen the company.

$2M Approved to Help Arkansas Tornado Recovery Efforts

by Associated Press 5/19/2014 3:09 pm

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that more than $2 million has been approved to help Arkansans recover from last month's severe storms.

Federal Aid Approved for Faulkner County in Wake of Tornadoes

by Associated Press 4/29/2014 1:03 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe and the state's congressional delegation announced Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency designated Faulkner County a major disaster area.

Governor Requests Federal Aid After Tornado

by Associated Press 4/29/2014 10:17 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has asked for a Major Disaster Declaration for Faulkner County, which was hit hardest by a deadly tornado that rolled through the state.

Experts Recommend Insurance With Earthquakes, Floods Part of Life in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 3/18/2013 12:00 am

With Arkansas overdue for a major earthquake, experts are warning Arkansans who live near earthquake activity and flood zones to be prepared by having flood and earthquake insurance.

Ouachita County Judge, Business Owner Indicted for Scheme to Defraud FEMA

by Mark Friedman 1/17/2013 6:05 pm

Ouachita County Judge James Michael Hesterly and the owner of Clemons Construction of Bearden are indicted on two federal charges of bribery and one count of conspiracy to defraud the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Dumas: DTEC's 'Self-Initiated Comeback' A Success (Technology Advancements (Under 20K) | Winner)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

Dumas' efforts to pull itself up and redefine its local economy after storms destroyed much of the city’s business infrastructure on Feb. 24, 2007, and the loss of several businesses since, have earned it recognition as an Arkansas Business City of Distinction in the category of Technology Advancements.

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