Arkansas Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address: Historic Flooding Doesn’t Dampen Arkansas’s Spirit
LITTLE ROCK, AR (STL.News) – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement, Friday, June 7, 2019:
I have written to President Trump to request that he declare the Flood of 2019 a major disaster and provide the federal assistance that we will need to get back on our feet. My letter outlines the extensive destruction and loss along the Arkansas River and its tributaries from the Oklahoma border to Tennessee.
I made this request after I determined that the cost of recovery from the storms and flooding since May 21 is beyond the capacity of the state and local governments.