May 26, 2024 Storm Event

Important Links:

City of Bentonville - Disaster Relief Info
City of Bentonville
City of Bentonville Facebook
Benton County
Benton County Facebook
Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Facebook


FEMA Disaster Reporting

Important Disaster Claim Information: The Federal Government has approved a Major Disaster Declaration request for Benton County. This declaration will provide the following federal assistance to Benton County residents affected by the May 26 storms: Individual Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans and Direct federal assistance.

Please Note: If you have insurance (such as flood, homeowners, renters, auto, or other types), file a claim with your insurance provider as soon as possible. You do not need to file your claim before applying for FEMA disaster assistance, but you must provide FEMA with your insurance settlement or denial before being considered for certain types of assistance.

1. Take photos of your damaged home and belongings for your records.
2. Make a list of damaged or lost items, which may be helpful when working with your insurance or discussing your losses with a FEMA inspector.


Apply for FEMA Assistance:
Apply online at: or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.

In-Person: FEMA representatives are available at the NWACC Student Center located at 1211 SE Eagle Way from 7am to 7pm daily to assist with applications and provide information.

Door-to-Door: FEMA representatives have started their data collection efforts in Northwest Bentonville and will systematically work through the community to assess the extent of the damage caused by the storms. The information gathered will be crucial in determining the level of federal assistance required for recovery efforts.


Library Support

Bentonville Public Library (BPL) provides free wireless internet and charging stations. Computers with access to Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office are available for up to 2 hours a day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Benton County residents are eligible for a free library card; non-residents can obtain a 12-month, temporary internet card with a valid government-issued photo ID. All users are required to comply with the Library's Technology Guidelines.

Aramark and Bentonville Schools will be serving free lunches to kids 18 and younger at BPL Mon-Fri, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, starting June 3 and continuing through July 26 (there will be no free lunch served July 4).

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