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A rainbow arcs over tornado damage along Shackleford Road in west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, 2023. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

USDA approves waivers for Arkansas SNAP recipients affected by tornadoes

BY: - April 11, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved two waivers for Arkansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients affected by tornadoes that killed five people on March 31.  The first waiver gives SNAP recipients in Cross, Lonoke and Pulaski counties until May 1 to report their loss of food purchased with SNAP benefits. This waives the […]

Clothes in a now-exposed closet hang inside what is left of a wrecked Walnut Valley home. A tornado plowed through west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, 2023, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate 04/03/2023)

Arkansas governor requests additional assistance for tornado cleanup

BY: - April 4, 2023

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday asked the federal government to cover 100% of cleanup costs incurred during the first month of tornado recovery efforts in Arkansas.  Federal aid now covers 75% of costs, but additional funding is required to help Arkansans in need, Sanders said in a statement. “I’ve been across our state since […]