Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders declares state of emergency ahead of eclipse

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BREAKING NEWS: GOVERNOR SARAH SANDERS DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE ECLIPSE. IN A NEWS RELEASE, IT SAID IT RELEASED FUNDS BEFORE THE ECLIPSE TO ENSURE PROBLEM-FREE TRANSPORTATION OF ESSENTIAL GOODS IN ARKANSAS. THAT STATE OF EMERGENCY – ALLOCATES 100- THOUSAND

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders declares state of emergency ahead of solar eclipse

Arkansas Eclipse Guide | Weather forecast | Map of the zone of totality | Arkansas Map and Chart | Traffic Outlook | Events | Schools closed | How you can help NASA | EMS Plans | Eye safety | Share photos and videosGov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has declared a state of emergency ahead of the 2024 solar eclipse. In a news release, the governor said she released funds from the Response and Recovery Fund on Friday. The press release stated that the release of funds is aimed at ensuring smooth transportation of essential items by commercial carriers during the eclipse. These include groceries, pharmacy items, medical equipment, goods, raw materials, fuel, poultry, livestock and feed. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to the expected increase in travel to Arkansas, which could cause difficulties. According to Arkansas Division of Emergency Management Director AJ Gary, the main concern is fuel costs. He said the declaration is a proactive measure that allows fuel trucks to work extended hours so local gas stations can remain supplied with fuel. An executive order (EO 24-04) was issued declaring a state of emergency for the eclipse event. The order appropriates $100,000 from the Governor’s Disaster Response and Recovery Fund to address administrative and program costs, which will be administered by the director of the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management. “Every time we declare a state of emergency, we need to have a flow of funds to operate the state emergency operations center and be able to quickly access any resources we may need,” Gary said. “In this incident, we do not anticipate any resources that we will have to purchase. So it’s mainly to make sure we have expenses so we can continue to operate.” The statement says the state of emergency will remain in effect until April 10. Gary said teams in several Arkansas counties are on standby and monitoring any potential issues that may arise during the eclipse.

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The press release states that the release of funds is aimed at ensuring the smooth transportation of essential items by commercial carriers during the eclipse. These include groceries, pharmacy items, medical equipment, goods, raw materials, fuel, poultry, livestock and feed. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to the expected increase in travel to Arkansas, which could cause difficulties.

According to Arkansas Division of Emergency Management Director AJ Gary, the main concern is fuel costs. He said the declaration is a proactive measure that allows fuel trucks to work extended hours so local gas stations can remain supplied with fuel.

An executive order (EO 24-04) was issued declaring a state of emergency for the eclipse event. The order appropriates $100,000 from the Governor’s Disaster Response and Recovery Fund to address administrative and program costs, which will be administered by the director of the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management.

“Every time we declare a state of emergency, we need to have a flow of funds to operate the state emergency operations center and be able to quickly access any resources we may need,” Gary said. “In this incident, we do not anticipate any resources that we will have to purchase. “So it’s mainly to make sure we have expenses so we can continue to operate.”

The statement says the state of emergency will remain in effect until April 10.

Gary said teams in several Arkansas counties are on standby and monitoring any potential issues that may arise during the eclipse.

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