President declares disaster after Arkansas severe weather
June 16, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster for Arkansas and ordered federal assistance for areas affected by recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that struck the state in April and May.
The federal disaster declaration was announced Thursday. Federal funding will be available for affected individuals in 13 counties, including Yell, Pulaski and Benton counties for damage caused during the period of April 26 to May 19.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs.