Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian and Sevier counties (DR 4254)
Flood, Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, Tornado - Arkansas
On February, 5, 2016, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016.
The President's action made federal funding available to affected individuals in Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian, and Sevier counties.
WSP USA Inspection Services deployed seven inspectors including a quality control mentor to complete an estimated 500 inspections. Areas of concentrated damage were located in Jefferson, Benton, Perry and Sevier counties. Inspectors were required to spend significant time traveling between inspections located in other counties. WSP USA Inspection Services compensates inspectors for drive time between inspections.
On February 26, 2016, per FEMA’s request, WSP USA Inspection Services collaborated with FEMA on a media inspection that aired on local news to spread the word that FEMA and inspectors were in the area to help survivors. This video can be viewed at ArkansasMatters.com at http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/fema-assisting-homeowners-recovering-from-december-january-severe-weather
WSP USA Inspection Services says “Thank You!” to the inspectors in DR 4254 AR for their timely and quality services that allowed FEMA to rapidly provide Arkansas survivors with disaster assistance.
Photo 1 Credit: WSP USA Inspection Services Inspector Susan Foley, FEMA Deputy FCO Thomas conduct disaster housing inspection with disaster survivor in DR 4254 AR. WSP USA Inspection Services/Deb Algire, February 2016
Photo 2 Credit: Inspector Susan Foley and Task Order Coordinator Deb Algire conduct disaster housing inspection with disaster survivor in DR 4254 AR. Photo by WSP USA Inspection Services, February 2016