January 7, 2003
Posted at: 5:56 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO, Ark. -- President Bush declared Tuesday that a major disaster exists in the State of Arkansas. With that declaration, help is now on the way for Region 8 residents affected by December's ice storm.
Arkansans will be eligible to receive federal aid and Craighead County Emergency Management Coordinator Jack Richardson says it will be a big help to residents. The money will be used for public assistance for the roads, utilities, and clean up.
"FEMA staff will come in and set up a field operating facility and their inspectors will go out and look at these areas and do project worksheets on them and come up with accurate statements," Richardson said.