THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES DISASTER IN ARKANSAS
The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of Arkansas and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding on April 16, 1998.
The President's action authorizes FEMA to provide assistance for temporary housing (provision of mobile homes) pursuant to subsection 502(a) (6) of the Stafford Act. FEMA will transport and donate the mobile homes to the State of Arkansas at time of delivery. This assistance will be provided to Mississippi County.