Monday, April 10, 2006

Federal Disaster Declaration Needed Immediately

It's been a week since the storms damaged several counties in Northeast Arkansas. Over 1,000 homes and buildings were destryoed in 7 counties in Arkansas, and yet FEMA has not been able to provide any federal assistance to these victims. The lack of a federal disaster declaration is frustrating to those affected by the severe storms and tornadoes.

I have contacted the President, Governor Huckabee, and FEMA Acting Director R. David Paulison requesting expeditious consideration of the disaster declaration. It is time for FEMA to step up and provide assistance in order to help those affected. FEMA must act immediately.