A small American flag flutters in front of a home on Shackleford Road Monday afternoon, April 3, 2023. A tornado plowed through west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, 2023, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Sanders orders paid leave for state employees, extends tax deadline for Arkansans affected by tornadoes

BY: - April 3, 2023

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced plans to sign two executive orders Monday to assist tornado victims.  One will provide paid leave for affected state employees while the second will extend the state income tax filing deadline to July 31 for those directly affected by Friday’s storms. “As many places as we can find to […]

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 […]