Welcome to COVER – Communication Of Vacancies Emergency Response
During natural disasters that call for potential evacuation, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism will activate the Arkansas COVER program to provide lodging assistance for evacuees. This site displays vacancies and shelters along with mapping and
pet-friendly information, to help anyone displaced by an emergency. Lodging information is displayed by geographic regions of Arkansas.
To search for emergency transitional housing, click the yellow triangle icon on the highway on which you are
traveling into the state of Arkansas. These points represent the
state’s Welcome Centers. Clicking on this icon takes you to a page of emergency
lodging facilities with vacancies nearest that point. You can also check road conditions at IDriveArkansas to ensure that travel is safe.
The resulting page has available temporary emergency housing grouped by distance from
the Welcome Center. Click a lodging facility’s name for room details, directions and contact information.