Arkansas News

Arkansas Implements Moratorium on Policy Non-Renewals, Cancellations

Due the disaster declarations in several Arkansas counties following severe storms, tornadoes and floods beginning April 27, 2014, the Arkansas Insurance Department has implemented a moratorium on cancellation/non-renewal of policies for the non-payment of premiums for Arkansans residing in storm impacted …

Disaster Declarations OK’d for Arkansas Counties

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says Pulaski, Randolph and White counties have been declared federal disasters and people with storm damage are eligible for individual assistance. Faulkner County, where most of the 15 who died April 27 in the EF-4 tornado …

Disaster Declarations Requested for Arkansas Counties

Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation are asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency and President Barack Obama to issue additional disaster declarations for areas of Arkansas hit hard by last week’s tornadoes and flooding. Arkansas’ two U.S. senators and four congressmen …

Arkansas Residents Resolve to Rebuild After Twister

On the banks of Lake Conway in Arkansas, Michael and Christina Saville had what they regarded as their perfect home, a suburban retreat that attracted an abundance of animals. They say they will again, too. The Savilles lost their roof …

Arkansas Tornado Hits 1 Street Particularly Hard

Mark Wade and his family heard the dire warnings on TV and the tornado sirens, and were prepared to ride out the storm in their closet when a neighbor across the street on Vilonia’s Aspen Creek Drive yelled out: “Come …

Arkansas, Oklahoma Hit Hard by Weekend Tornadoes

Arkansas, Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest were pounded over the weekend by deadly tornado-producing storms that touched down in seven states. As many as 30 tornadoes have been reported, half of which touched down in Arkansas. The Arkansas Department …

Arkansas Kicks Off $2B Highway Improvement Program

State transportation officials marked the start of a nearly $2 billion construction program to improve and widen roadways in a ceremony on April 16 in Little Rock. The event officially kicked off the department’s Connecting Arkansas Program, a $1.8 billion …

Multiple Twisters Hit South Central States, Cause Minor Damage

Tornadoes that hit the South Central states of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas over the past weekend caused minimal damage but with them Oklahoma saw the end of its eight-month twister-less streak. Surveys by National Weather Service teams  determined that damaging …

Arkansas Regulators Warn Against Misleading Public on ACA Portals

Apparently some insurance providers, producers and others are attempting to place business through portals unlicensed to sell Affordable Care Act qualified plans by leading consumers to believe the plans are qualified, and Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford wants them to …

Flood Insurance Hikes to Affect Thousands in Arkansas

More than half of flood insurance policyholders in the tiny northern Arkansas city of Norfork face premium increases, but Mayor Jim Reeves says the hardship will be felt by everyone. Norfork, population 500 and change, is located at the confluence …