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Tornado Recovery Resources

Dear Friend,

My prayers are with you, your loved ones, and all those impacted by the recent tornadoes and severe weather. It’s been devastating to witness the destruction of a place we call home, filled with people and local businesses that are near and dear to our hearts. Although there’s a lot of work to be done to recover, I’ve been inspired by the strength and hope within the great people of our community. Arkansans are resilient. Together, we will rebuild and come back stronger.

Tornado Relief Resources

Individuals in Baxter, Benton, Boone, Fulton, Greene, Madison, Marion and Randolph Counties can apply with FEMA the following ways:

Apply online at or by downloading the mobile app HERE.

Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) location – For in Person Assistance with FEMA

Northwest Arkansas Community College Student Center
1211 S E Eagle Way
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
Hours: Sunday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT

US Small Business Administration (SBA): Disaster loans may be available to homeowners, renters, and businesses of all sizes in areas covered by a disaster declaration by applying HERE.

  • With the changes to FEMA’s Sequence of Delivery, survivors are now encouraged to simultaneously apply for FEMA grants and the SBA low-interest disaster loan assistance to fully recover
  • FEMA grants are intended to cover necessary expenses and serious needs not paid by insurance or other sources. 
  • The SBA disaster loan program is designed to help survivors with their long-term recovery needs.

Business Recover Center (BRC) location – For in Person Assistance with SBA

World Trade Center
3300 S Market St., Ste. 400
Rogers, AR 72758
Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT        

*SBA also has personnel at the FEMA DRC

Citizen Damage Reporter: Benton County residents may ensure their damage is accounted for by submitting their information HERE.

Tornado Relief Efforts Community Resources: A running list of community resources, including information on services provided and donation and volunteer opportunities, can be found HERE.

Updates: Find additional resources and stay updated on the latest news in our area by visiting the links below.

·         Benton County

·         City of Rogers

·         City of Bentonville

·         The Office of Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Disaster Relief Resources for Farmers, Ranchers, and Rural Communities:

·      USDA Farm Service Agency, Benton County and State Office contact information.

·      USDA Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Programs Page

·      USDA Rural Development Disaster Assistance Page

·      USDA Food and Nutrition Service Disaster Assistance Page

·      USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program

Recovery Process

President Biden has now approved the request by Governor Sanders, and he has issued a Major Disaster Declaration. The disaster declaration number is FEMA-4788-DR, and it currently includes Baxter, Benton, Boone, Fulton, Greene, Madison, Marion and Randolph counties for Individual Assistance (IA); Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Fulton, Madison, Marion, Nevada, Randolph and Sharp for Public Assistance (PA); and Statewide: Hazard Mitigation (HM).

For more information on the process, you may find a FEMA explanation HERE.

We are here for you!

My office continues to stand ready to assist you and your family as we navigate the recovery process together. Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 479-464-0446 if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to serve you.