Fayetteville residents and business owners with property damage from the recent storms can now apply for federal assistance by registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Thirteen Arkansas counties, including Washington and Benton counties, were declared federal disaster areas after storms caused significant damage to the state in late April.
As for public property, such as the damage to Frisco Trail, it appears as though Washington County will meet the thresholds required to be eligible for federal disaster relief.
“We had to reach $664,000 in damages within the county,” said Don Marr, Fayetteville’s Chief of Staff. “The City of Fayetteville alone is estimated at about $1.2 million in damages due to the flooding.”