"The resourcefulness and resilience of Arkansans in recent days has been impressive; however, as losses mount, the people of our great state hope the federal government will join in these restoration efforts," members wrote in the letter.
The following is the full text of the delegation's letter (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.boozman.senate.gov_public_-5Fcache_files_0_a_0a0e926b-2D8179-2D4112-2D95f5-2Dc637560a1400_7343D99BDA8E07DF5F206D4A198DB0E7.delegation-2Dletter-2Dar-2Dflooding.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=L93KkjKsAC98uTvC4KvQDdTDRzAeWDDRmG6S3YXllH0&r=Zz-bwZn17ymwcZqQaSZkx1P3j-VHhP0Unf72SbwGtw4&m=3UvjOnverp2sTfabjv7RZKFfBhdN5ytppO5mS1TYOYo&s=wfcs27d7JHZmnp0rrd_NmEXlxXd4kQhVUE4_ytaKMVQ&e=) of support:
Dear Mr. President:
On behalf of the
Currently, 15 counties are reporting damage from extremely heavy rainfall, both locally and upriver in the
Simply put this is a historic flood that demands the immediate attention of the federal government. Since
Due to the unknowns associated with this event, and the amount of rain and changing conditions, it is difficult to estimate the level of Direct Federal Assistance required. The activities listed below are our current estimates based on past experiences:
The resourcefulness and resilience of Arkansans in recent days has been impressive; however, as losses mount, the people of our great state hope the federal government will join in these restoration efforts.
Federal government resources are critical in the immediate aftermath of this devastating storm, and coordination between the federal government and state and local officials is crucial to begin the process of recovery and rebuilding.
We are eager to assist in any way possible to ensure expedited evaluation of this request. Please do not hesitate to contact our offices with any questions.
We thank you for the support you have already offered, and respectfully ask for your continued attention and assistance in providing the resources necessary to ensure the safety of Arkansans.