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St. Francis County issues disaster declaration

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FORREST CITY, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - St. Francis County Judge Gary Hughes has issued a disaster emergency proclamation for the county after last weekend's tornado that killed one person and injured several others.

The disaster proclamation says damage caused by the storm has created "an emergency disaster situation." The proclamation is signed by both the county judge and County Clerk Emily Holley.

A disaster declaration will open up aid to residents affected by the severe weather.

An EF2 tornado hit the Hughes area on Dec. 21, killing Charlene Lewis. Three others were injured, and the storm caused damaged to several homes and businesses.

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