The agency reports 655 people have received payments totaling $725,000. That figure will continue to rise throughout the next few weeks.
At this point, only Faulkner County has been declared a federal disaster area. That means only tornado victims in that county are eligible for federal financial help.
Meanwhile, FEMA specialists are canvassing neighborhoods in hard-hit Faulkner County to help survivors register for disaster assistance.
In addition to Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSAT) going door to door, Mobile Registration Intake Centers (MRICs) are also set up in Vilonia and Mayflower, Arkansas to provide immediate registration assistance and answer questions residents may have concerning available FEMA assistance.
All FEMA and state team members in the field carry photo IDs and wear shirts bearing their agency’s logo.
Homeowners, renters and businesses owners in Faulkner County can register at www.disasterassistance.gov.