North Little Rock Tornado Response 2023

Updated April 25, 2023, 4:00 pm

American Red Cross Info

All North Little Rock residents affected by the tornado should register with the American Red Cross to qualify for assistance.
CALL:    1-800-Red-Cross

North Little Rock Updates

NLR Opens Arkansas River Trail

North Little Rock, Arkansas (Monday, May 22, 2023)…. Good news! The portion of the Arkansas River Trail that has been closed since the EF3 tornado struck our city, is now open in Burns Park. The City’s number one priority in the phased opening of Burns Park is the citizens’ safety. 

  • SAFETY FIRST! Cyclists and foot traffic must STAY ON THE TRAIL! 
  • The area adjacent to the river trail near the soccer fields is off limits for cyclists and foot traffic. 
  • Security will be present near the trail to keep everyone ON THE TRAIL. 
  • The roads in the park are breaking apart because of the weight of the trucks which are removing the debris, making these roads unsafe for bicycle use. 
  • The large trucks and trailers picking up debris throughout the city are driving in the area, disposing of the debris and processing it on the parking lots in the soccer complex. 
  • Due to the size of the trucks, the driver’s line of vision may be blocked, making it hard to see someone on the ground. Debris from the trucks can also fall onto the roadway.  

Please pass along to your fellow walkers and cyclists, STAY ON THE TRAIL to keep the trail open. Again, SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY!  

Debris removal ending the week of May 29

North Little Rock, Arkansas (Wednesday, May 17, 2023)…. North Little Rock citizens should prepare now for the final phase of debris removal in our city. Monday, May 29, 2023 is the deadline for citizens to drop off debris in the parking lot of the Hospitality House in Burns Park at 401 West Military Drive and also place debris within 25’ from the street at their residence. Crowder Gulf Disaster Recovery and Debris Management has worked diligently in the recovery effort throughout our city but will be ending debris removal the week of May 29, 2023.

We are proud of the strides we have made in removing debris from areas affected by the tornado. If you still need help getting debris to the street, please contact us immediately at 501-906-5014. We have accomplished so much since March 31, 2023. We remain NLR STRONG!

If you were affected by the March 31, 2023 tornado and still need assistance, please contact us during normal business hours Monday-Friday at 501-906-5014.

We remain NLR STRONG!


SBA Tops $5 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans for Sever Storms and Tornadoes (view News Release)

SBA Supera $5 Millones en Préstamos para Desastres para las Tormentas Severas y Tornados (Comunicado de Prensa)

Burns Park

The City of North Little Rock has made great strides in their cleanup efforts and debris removal on streets, in neighborhoods and throughout Burns Park.

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  • The Golf Course is OPEN and tee times can be made by calling 501-906-6400.
    The Youth Baseball Complex is OPEN with access to and from only using Joe K Poch Road.
  • Hospitality House Parking Lot is OPEN for Debris Drop-Off Only.
  • The Arkansas River Trail is OPEN.
    • The area adjacent to the river trail near the soccer fields is off limits for cyclists and foot traffic. 
    • Security will be present near the trail to keep everyone ON THE TRAIL. 
  • The Tennis Center is OPEN.
  • The Dog Park is OPEN.
  • All other areas of the park, including, but not limited to, the dog park, Funland, RV Park and Campground, Soccer Complex, pavilions, all trails (equestrian, bicycle, hiking), BMX track, playgrounds, etc. are still closed until further notice. 

Separating your debris


Arkansans should: 

  • Obtain more than one estimate.
  • Demand references from contractors and check them.
  • Let a contractor pressure you into hiring them.
  • Never sign a contract with blanks “to be filled in later.”
  • Never pay a contractor in full until the work is finished.
  • Never let a contractor discourage you from contacting your insurance company.
  • Be sure you review and understand all documents sent to your insurance company.
  • Arkansans who want to report concerns can contact the attorney general’s office at (800) 482-8982.

The US Department of Agriculture Rural Development has great news for the Arkansas counties that were impacted by the storms and tornadoes that occurred on March 31, 2023. Individuals needing our services (or that have questions about the news release) can contact the Arkansas Rural Development Disaster Hotline at 501-301-3211 Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. More information available in this News Release.