President Declares Disaster for Arkansas

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Release date: 
January 6, 2014
Release Number: 
HQ-14-001

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of December 5-6, 2013.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm in Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Polk, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sharp, and Van Buren counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Timothy J. Scranton has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Scranton said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be designated for assistance after the preliminary damage assessments are fully completed. 

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Last Updated: 
January 6, 2014 - 18:45
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