Following flooding in southeastern Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has declared a state of emergency for the region.
Hutchinson issued the declaration after storms and flooding, which began Sunday, June 6. The declaration was signed Thursday, June 10.
“After discussions with community members, local leaders, and the Division of Emergency Management, it quickly became clear that assistance is needed,” Hutchinson said in a statement. “Business owners, farmers, and everyone in the area are feeling the impact of this weather event, and we’re moving quickly to help however we can.”
With this declaration, Hutchinson is directing $100,000 from the Emergency Response Fund of the Governor’s Disaster Fund to go towards the emergency. The Arkansas Division Emergency Management director will have discretion to utilize the funds.
Hutchinson has announced plans to visit Dumas on Friday, June 11 to survey damages in the area.