2020 Tornado Relief
The March 28, 2020 tornado was a devastating blow to our city, but we continue to stay strong through it all. Please find necessary information on this page to help with relief efforts. It will continually be updated as needed.
- News Releases:
- Tornado Victims Can Still Receive Cleanup Help - News Release - April 13, 2020
- Curfew Lifted in Jonesboro - Tornado News Release - April 4, 2020
- City Extends Curfew, Cracks Down on Unlicensed Contractors - Tornado News Release - March 31 2020 (PDF)
- City Update on Tornado - News Release - March 30, 2020 (PDF)
- Governor Declares State Emergency - Tornado News Release - March 29, 2020 (PDF)
- Tornado Strike Update - News Release - March 28, 2020 (PDF)
- If your home has been damaged due to the tornado, here are resources for assistance:
- Monetary Donations:
Donations can be made to the American Red Cross at 870-932-3212 or to the United Way at 870-935-3658. 100% of United Way donations will be kept local. If you want your Red Cross donation to benefit Jonesboro Victims, you must make the donation in person at their Jonesboro office located at 2416 S. Madison Street.
- Construction Companies:
Those businesses wanting to do business in Jonesboro MUST obtain a privilege license from City Hall prior to doing ANY work in Jonesboro. These can be obtained (usually same day) at City Hall at 300 S Church. Visit https://www.jonesboro.org/292/Collections or call 870-932-3042 for more information. ALL COMPANY VEHICLES MUST HAVE THE YELLOW PLACARD CLEARLY VISIBLE IN EVERY VEHICLE IN THEIR FLEET. These will be obtained from City Hall as well. If a vehicle does not have this placard clearly visible on every single vehicle in their fleet, DO NOT LET THEM DO WORK FOR YOU!
If you hire someone to do work for you in the coming weeks, know that they are REQUIRED to be able to show you their privilege license before work is performed. Get ALL information you possibly can to avoid scams - get a photo of their ID, their privilege license, phone numbers, business cards, etc. ALL COMPANY VEHICLES MUST HAVE THE YELLOW PLACARD CLEARLY VISIBLE IN EVERY VEHICLE IN THEIR FLEET. These will be obtained from City Hall to show Authorized Contractors. If a vehicle does not have this placard clearly visible on every single vehicle in their fleet, DO NOT LET THEM DO WORK FOR YOU!
Legacy Landfill is the main drop off location for construction debris and household waste. However, they WILL NOT take waste if it has not been separated. YOU MUST SEPARATE HOUSEHOLD WASTE FROM CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS OR THEY WILL SEND YOU AWAY. There is also a fee at Legacy Landfill. There is a city ordinance that states no natural vegetation is allowed at the landfill, all yard debris and tree limbs MUST be taken to the pit at the corner of Burch and Strawfloor Rd or to the City of Jonesboro Incinerator site at 2650 Lacy Drive. For more information visit Legacy Landfill online at http://www.legacylandfill.org/ and https://www.jonesboro.org/195/Incinerator for the city incinerator. Legacy Landfill hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The incinerator is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
City trash containers can be purchased from City Collections at the Municipal Center located at 300 S Church Street. For more information, please contact the Sanitation Department at 870-932-7520.
Those who are displaced can bring animals to Jonesboro Animal Control at 6119 E. Highland Drive for temporary animal housing. They also have a food bank for those who are in need of dog or cat food. Call 870-935-3920 for more information.
- Business Resources: