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FEMA Head to Visit Arkansas Today

LITTLE ROCK, AR - State officials say the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency will visit Arkansas today to view some damage done by tornadoes earlier this week.

Matt DeCample, a spokesman for Governor Beebe, says R. David Paulison will travel to Atkins and Sharp County with the governor.  Paulison will visit Tennessee earlier with President Bush to tour damage there.

Yesterday, Bush declared a major disaster exists in Arkansas, making federal aid available to local governments and some nonprofit groups for debris removal.  That money can go to organizations in Baxter, Conway, Independence, Izard, Pope, Randolph, Sharp, Stone, Union and Van Buren counties.

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