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Benton County Judge Declares Emergency Disaster Declaration

October 28, 2019

A disaster declaration for the severe weather event on Monday, October 21st, 2019 allows Benton County and cities within to obtain assistance from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. Due to the severity and broad damage of Monday’s storm event, Benton County Judge Barry Moehring signed an Emergency Disaster Declaration on Monday, October 21st, 2019. Damage was primarily caused by high speed winds that toppled trees, power lines and also damaged structures. The National Weather Service has confirmed that the high speeds winds were attributed to at least one tornado and straight-line winds. The declaration allows Benton County and affected cities to request assistance from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) for un-insured public sector damages attributed to the storm and repair structures to pre-disaster conditions. “Given the property damage I’ve seen from touring the impacted areas, I believe a declaration is appropriate,” said Benton County Judge Moehring....

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Benton County Judge Declares Emergency Disaster Declaration

A disaster declaration for the flash flooding event on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 allows Benton County and cities within to obtain assistance from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. Benton County Judge Barry Moehring signed an Emergency Disaster Declaration on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 for the significant severe weather and flooding event from Sunday, October 6th, 2019. During this weather event, portions of Benton County received an average of 12 inches of rain which caused widespread flash flooding and at one time closed nearly 80 roads in unincorporated Benton County. This declaration requests public assistance for roads and bridges from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and allows ADEM to reimburse Benton County and participating cities for 35% of the cost to repair structures to pre-disaster conditions. In order to qualify for assistance from ADEM, Benton County must meet a damage amount of at least $849,942. As of...

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