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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Arkansas

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) 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 and tornadoes on March 28, 2020.

Federal funding also is available to state, tribal 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 storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes in Craighead County.

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

Ronald Jackson has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.