Sanders Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Anticipated Severe Winter Storm


WHEREAS: On or about January 14, 2024, severe winter weather is expected to occur throughout Arkansas and cause dangers, hardships, and suffering throughout the state, which in turn, warrants this executive action; 

WHEREAS: Adverse circumstances could be brought to bear upon citizens and public properties within the State of Arkansas as a result of the severe winter weather; and 

WHEREAS: Affected political subdivisions may require supplemental assistance from the state to recover from their losses. 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, acting under the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Arkansas, and pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §§ 12-75-101, et seq., do hereby declare a state of emergency and direct the sum of $250,000.00 to be obligated from the Governor’s Disaster Response and Recovery Fund to be used at the discretion of the Director of the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management to defray both program and administrative costs. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Arkansas to be affixed this 12th day of January, in the year of our Lord 2024.