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For Immediate Release

05.26.2019

Governor Hutchinson Approves $100,000 in Emergency Funds for Flood Response

LITTLE ROCK –  Governor Asa Hutchinson was briefed this morning on the flooding along the Arkansas River that has begun in western Arkansas and is expected to reach record levels throughout the state in the coming week. Governor Hutchinson has approved $100,000 in emergency funding to assist with support efforts.

“This morning, the Arkansas National Guard, Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, and Arkansas State Police provided me with a detailed briefing about the state's ongoing support efforts in communities experiencing record flood levels along the Arkansas River," Governor Hutchinson said. "I have received a number of requests for aid from communities, and I immediately approved the release of $100,000 of emergency funds to support sandbagging work. 

"I appreciate all the neighbors and volunteers filling sandbags and assisting with evacuations. The state team is continuing to respond to assistance requests, and more funds will be allocated as the situation demands.”

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