Press Release

Asa Arkansas's Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
03.09.2018

Governor Hutchinson Declares 14 Counties Disaster Areas

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for 14 counties following severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes that began February 20, 2018, causing great damage to private property and public facilities. 

“Today, I have issued a disaster declaration for several counties across Arkansas that were impacted by last month’s severe weather causing significant damage to both private property and public facilities,” said Governor Hutchinson. “In order to provide assistance as quickly as possible to these affected areas, I have directed my agencies to render maximum assistance to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management for those impacted counties.” 

Those counties include:

Arkansas
Bradley
Chicot
Clark
Clay
Cleveland
Desha
Faulkner
Lee
Lonoke
Mississippi
Ouachita
Randolph
White

You can find the amended disaster declaration, DR 18-03, HERE and the original disaster declaration, DR 18-02, HERE. Additional counties may be added after damage is assessed.

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