disaster relief

Brandon Tabor, KASU News

Around 200 people in Craighead County have applied for state assistance after the May 24th rains that flooded significant parts of Jonesboro and Craighead County.  Most of the applicants live in Jonesboro and county officials are now in the process of visiting each applicant.  David Moore is the Director of the Craighead County Office of Emergency Services.  He tells what is going on now.

“We are processing the applications and we have someone who is doing inspections at the sites.  Applicants will be interviewed and information will be collected at this part of the process.”

U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR 1st) discussed the lack of a conference on the budget bills, the question of offsetting disaster aid, and the progress on the Farm Bill, among other issues in this month's visit with KASU's Mark Smith. Click on the "Listen" link to hear the entire interview.

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) supports disaster funding, defends his vote on a gun control bill, and comments on scandals facing the Obama administration, among the topics in this month's visit with KASU's Mark Smith. Click on the "Listen" link for the entire interview.