MARCH 9, 2006 - Posted at 4:56 p.m. CST
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Huckabee has made verbal disaster declarations for three Region 8 counties. They include Cross, Jackson and Woodruff counties. The governor also made similar declarations today in Pulaski and Faulkner counties.
The governor's office says Huckabee will sign formal declarations after surveys of the damaged areas are completed.
The verbal declaration enables the Arkansas National Guard to provide assistance and other state agencies can also provide aid to affected areas.