FEMA disaster relief fund faces August shortfall as feds scramble to find cash

By: - July 13, 2023 1:41 pm
Workers dig for gas lines along Shackleford Road in the devastated Walnut Valley neighborhood Monday afternoon, April 3, 2023. A tornado plowed through west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

FEMA has had a presence in Arkansas to assist residents impacted by the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Pulaski County and east Arkansas in March. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.