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Gov. Hutchinson declares 12 counties disaster area

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday sent a letter to United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, requesting disaster declarations for several Northeast Arkansas counties in the aftermath of flooding earlier this year. The counties include Clay, Craighead, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Randolph, White and Woodruff. 

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