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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Arkansas

Release date: 
September 16, 2019
Release Number: 
HQ-19-115

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Arkansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding from June 23-24, 2019.


The President’s action makes federal funding available to the state, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair and replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding in Madison, Newton, and Washington counties.


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


Jerry S. Thomas has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Thomas said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
September 16, 2019 - 16:25