U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), and Steve Womack (AR-3) announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared Arkansas a disaster area, allowing the state to receive financial assistance to recover from severe storms.
“After Arkansas was hit with severe storms this spring, we saw an
outpouring of support from neighbors, churches, and first responders. But more
help was needed,” Pryor said. “This designation gives our state
the resources it needs to help rebuild, recover, and move forward.”
pleased by the Administration’s quick response and approval of Arkansas’s
request. The recent storms that have hit Arkansas have caused significant
damages in many communities. Disaster assistance will move the rebuilding
forward and help Arkansans, some whom have lost everything to the recent extreme
weather, get back on their feet,” Boozman said.
proud to announce this disaster assistance for the state of Arkansas. Our
constituents have displayed remarkable resilience through devastating storms and
flooding. This declaration from FEMA will bring much-needed financial assistance
to Arkansas as we seek to rebuild and grow,” said
“This assistance will help those affected by recent
storms recover and move forward. I am pleased that FEMA acted quickly to help
these families,” Griffin said.
declaration is welcomed news to Arkansans. The devastating storms this spring
caused more damage than our state and local governments have been able to
handle, and FEMA’s assistance will be instrumental to a quick and complete
recovery,” said Womack.
Under this designation,
Cleburne, Cross, Independence, Montgomery, Poinsett, Polk, Scott, Searcy, Stone,
Van Buren, and Woodruff counties will be eligible to apply for Public Assistance
for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities.
All Arkansas counties will also be eligible to apply for assistance under the
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which helps prevent or reduce long-term risks
to life and property.