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Cousins Mya Lugo, left, and Khloe Lugo, both 8, stand with some of their belongings on Shackleford Road in west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, 2023. Their home was damaged by the tornadoes that tore across the city. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Three Arkansas counties hit by tornadoes declared major disaster zones

BY: - April 2, 2023

President Joe Biden on Sunday declared a major disaster exists in Arkansas because of Friday’s tornadoes that struck Pulaski, Lonoke and Cross counties. The declaration makes federal funding available to individuals, businesses and government agencies for recovery and disaster mitigation. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who requested the declaration on Saturday, expressed appreciation in a statement […]