Pryor Blasts FEMA on Arkansas Tornado Response

MARCH 8, 2007 - Posted at 7:32 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A congressional hearing is scheduled next week into the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to request for aid in recovering from tornadoes last month in south Arkansas.  That news came yesterday from Congressman Mike Ross, whose district includes Dumas, where the greatest tornado damage occured.

Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor said FEMA has given him only "lame excuses" for not helping tornado-damaged Desha County.  Pryor called for a Senate Committee hearing as well as on the agency's performance since the February 24 storms.

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