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Governor Beebe Declares Six Counties Disaster Areas After North Arkansas Floods

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today declared Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion and Newton Counties state disaster areas due to damage caused by severe storms and flooding over the past week.

Teams comprised of federal, state and local officials will begin formal assessment work on Monday. They will determine whether Arkansas may qualify for federal disaster assistance when those assessments are complete.