LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - Governor Mike Beebe today declared Baxter, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren Counties state disaster areas due to damage caused by severe winter storms last week.
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is already on the ground with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in about a dozen of the affected counties. Their joint efforts will determine whether Arkansas may qualify for federal assistance.
If Arkansas does qualify, it will be for public-assistance funds to help counties recover and repair damaged infrastructure.
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