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Beebe Declares Disaster in Arkansas, Phillips Counties

STUTTGART, AR - Governor Beebe has declared Arkansas and Phillips counties as state disaster areas, after a tornado and severe storms swept through on Saturday.

Yesterday's announcement was only the latest in a series of disaster declarations for Beebe this spring.  The governor declared disasters in 11 counties after tornadoes on May 2, in 60 counties after widespread flooding in March and April and 13 counties after tornadoes in February.

Beebe says storm victims who need information about disaster assistance, or Arkansans wishing to volunteer or help, should use the new Arkansas 211 phone system.

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