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Arkansas Gov. Beebe Issues Disaster Declaration After Storm

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File photo of Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, right. (credit: Getty Images)

File photo of Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, right. (credit: Getty Images)

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has issued a statewide disaster declaration after a Christmas Day winter storm dumped snow and ice throughout the state and knocked out power to more than 200,000 customers.

The governor issued the declaration Wednesday afternoon as tens of thousands of people remained without electricity.

The governor says the declaration helps the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management work as efficiently as possible with other state agencies. By declaring a disaster, Beebe suspended provisions of state laws regarding procedures for the State Office of Purchasing, the Arkansas Building Authority, the State Office of Personnel Management and other agencies and departments as they work with ADEM.

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