Tornado Relief

Tornado Relief

Legal Aid Service Providers are here to help individuals and families who have been impacted by severe storms and tornadoes in Arkansas.

A number of legal issues can arise when disasters like tornadoes or flooding happens. If you have a question or think you might have a legal issue, please contact your Legal Aid Service Provider.

Find the Legal Aid Service Provider of Arkansas where you live on the map. If you are experiencing any civil legal problems that we may be able to help with, please call:

  • Legal Aid of Arkansas at 1-800-952-9243
  • Center for Arkansas Legal Services at 1-800-950-5817

These are common legal needs after a disaster that we may be able to help you with for free:

  • Resolving problems with contractors when trying to rebuild

    • It is best to only use licensed contractors when repairing your home or business. Use this this guide "10 Tips to Hire a Contractor After a Disaster" complete with phone numbers and websites to help you find a trustworthy contractor.

  • Difficulty filing insurance claims 

    • Have a copy of your policy on hand when you call to file a claim. If you don’t have that document, you should contact your provider for a copy. These Tips to Help with Insurance Claims will help you navigate the process and avoid problems.

  • Replacing personal identification and important documents (like a driver’s license, social security card, birth certificate, court documents)

  • Understanding Renters’ Rights.after a disaster. Learn answers to these questions with these FAQs.

    • Can you get out of a lease if your home is damaged?

    • What if you lost your job and can’t pay rent?

    • Can your landlord make you move to make repairs?

    • What if you’re evicted?

  • Preparing new wills, powers of attorney, and guardianship documents

  • Filing for FEMA appeals

Call our HelpLine at 1-800-952-9243 if you have a question or think you have a legal issue we can help with after experiencing a natural disaster.