FEMA will be able to help cities with flooding-related costs by using grants

By Stephen Simpson
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives said on Monday that the federal government approved Arkansas’ public-assistance request that would help cities and counties cover the cost of overtime and infrastructure repairs related to recent flooding along the Arkansas River.

April Bennett, a spokeswoman for FEMA, said the major disaster declaration for the state of Arkansas was amended to include Public Assistance Categories in areas affected by flooding and severe storms between May 21 and June 14.

“Conway, Crawford, Faulkner, Jefferson, Perry, Pulaski, Sebastian and Yell Counties were added for PA Categories C through G...,” Bennett said in a news release. “Desha and Logan Counties were added for PA Categories A through G...Franklin County was added for PA Categories A through G...Searcy County was declared for PA Categories A­ through G.”

These counties were already designated for Individual Assistance, Bennett said. READ MORE.

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