Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders released funds from the Response and Recovery Fund and made a statement

Fort Smith, Ark. – According to the state officials, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders directed funds to be released from the Response and Recovery Fund ahead of the Great American Eclipse.

This will assist commercial carriers transporting essential items to customers in Arkansas during the eclipse.

The text of the Executive Order releasing the funds is below:

“I,  Sarah Huckabee Sanders, acting under the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Arkansas, and pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §§ 12-75-101, et seq., do hereby declare a state of emergency for this solar eclipse event and direct the sum of $100,000.00 to be obligated from the Governor’s Disaster Response and Recovery Fund to be used at the discretion of the Director of the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management to defray both program and administrative costs.”

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