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Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Seeks to Cope With Climate Change
David Maxwell, director of the state Department of Emergency Management:  “We have the empirical evidence of more disasters of greater intensity.”

Call it what you will, the chief of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services says that the state is facing a new normal, one in which extreme weather events are occurring more often and with greater intensity.
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FEMA's Climate Change Rule Could Make States Liable in Natural Disasters

A climate change expert says FEMA's requirement states consider the effects of climate change if they want to receive federal mitigation money was simply “a way to protect the federal treasury by minimizing claims for FEMA money from places that don't take adequate precautions.
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Asa Hutchinson Names Mike Preston as New AEDC Director

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced Mike Preston as the new executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
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