Browns Farm: Before and after Arkansas flood
Over the weekend, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue took a first-hand look at the damage to agriculture and rural communities in Arkansas caused by recent flooding. Governor Asa Hutchinson said the flood has cost the state $21 million, however total damage costs were expected to grow as that figure didn’t even include losses for farmers.
After Sunday’s tour, Hutchinson said, “Northeast Arkansas crops and farmland have been impacted tremendously by the heavy rains and flooding in the region over the last week, and today’s tour with Secretary Perdue and Arkansas’ federal delegation provided a close look at the damage. Secretary Perdue knows the value of agriculture to our state, and he has committed to expediting the federal government’s response to the damage assessment in Arkansas, and I’m pleased to announce that starting Wednesday, FEMA will be in Arkansas working with our regional teams to assess that damage.”
Photos and videos from the devastating Missouri and Arkansas flooding continue to pour in across social media. Check out this before and after flood coverage from Browns Farm near Datto, Arkansas.