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Gov. Hutchinson issues $100K in emergency funding ahead of winter weather

The governor has allocated $100,000 to help with damage caused by winter weather in the state.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued a state of emergency and allocated funding to help ahead of the winter weather in Arkansas.

According to the executive order signed on Feb. 10, the state is experiencing a winter storm that has caused and will cause freezing rain, sleet, snow and ice. 

Because of this severe weather, Gov. Hutchinson has allocated $100,000 from the Emergency Response Fund of the Governor's Disaster Fund to be used at the discretion of the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management.

The funding will help the state recover from losses caused by the winter weather. 

The winter storm is expected to continue until next week across the state. 

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