Sanders’ Request for Major Disaster Declaration Approved by President Biden

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration from President Joe Biden to support ongoing recovery efforts in communities impacted by the tornadoes on Friday, March 31, was approved today. 

“I’d like to express my thanks to President Biden and our federal partners for their speedy approval of my Major Disaster Declaration request. It’s clear that the damage caused by Friday’s tornadoes is significant and widespread,” said Governor Sanders. “I will continue to work with our first responders, law enforcement, volunteers, and state and local leaders to help Arkansans recover. Arkansas stands strong. I know we will come back from this.”
The Major Disaster Declaration provides Arkansas with the following federal assistance:

– Individual assistance and public assistance categories A and B for Cross, Lonoke, and Pulaski Counties
– Direct federal assistance
– Hazard Mitigation statewide