Under provisions of the President's Emergency Declaration for the severe weather that struck Arkansas earlier this month, mobile homes are being transferred to the state from storage sites in Texas and North Dakota. The temporary emergency housing will be placed at the now closed Eaker Air Force Base near Blytheville in Mississippi County.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid was approved for Arkansas today to supplement recovery efforts for families in Mississippi County left homeless by the deadly tornadoes that struck the northeastern part of the state on April 16. FEMA Director James Lee Witt made the announcement immediately after President Clinton authorized the assistance under an emergency declaration issued for the state.