Feb 27 2015
WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) along with Congressman French Hill (AR-02) today announced that Pulaski and Faulkner counties are the recipients of a $96,000 grant to help disaster recovery efforts from the 2014 EF4 tornado.
“Citizens of Pulaski and Faulkner counties are working together to rebuild and recover from the devastating impact of this disaster. These funds are an important step in the process to continue clean-up efforts and protect residents from future flooding,” Boozman said.
"I am pleased the USDA recognized that last year’s tornado was no match for the spirit and determination of Arkansans and I know these funds will be put to good use protecting communities from future disasters," Cotton said.
“These funds will provide critical assistance to our Arkansas communities as they continue to rebuild and recover from last year’s tornado, which may have ravaged homes, businesses, and schools, but didn’t damage the spirit of our community. I will continue working with my colleagues to assist those who were affected by this tragic disaster,” Hill said.
The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP). The money will be used to remove debris from streams in order to prevent future flooding.