Faulkner County Declared Federal Disaster Area

LITTLE ROCK - It took less than one day for President Barack Obama to approve a Major Disaster Declaration for Faulkner County after Governor Mike Beebe made the request to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials on Monday.

This means tornado victims in Mayflower, Vilonia, and other areas of the county can apply for individual assistance as they recover from the storm. Affected residents can call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 to begin the application process. Eligible communities will also receive public assistance to help cover response costs and to rebuild infrastructure.

Governor Beebe is slated to tour more damaged areas Tuesday in western Pulaski County and is expected to make additional requests for federal declarations.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is working with FEMA to set up Disaster Response Centers in Faulkner County.

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