Trump approves major disaster declaration for Arkansas


President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Twitter today. 

Hutchinson submitted a formal request for federal aid yesterday. 

Debris removal and emergency protective measures for local and state government is estimated at $8,582,910. The state expects the additional infrastructure losses to be in excess of $100 million.

Preliminary damage assessments (PDAs) estimated a cost of $27,198,644 is needed to cover the cost of temporary housing, repair, and replacement housing, as well as provide for other needs required by citizens of these communities.

The action will allow FEMA to provide individual and public infrastructure assistance in the impacted counties, the governor said. 

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