Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday that he has issued an emergency declaration in anticipation of flooding and damages likely to occur as the remnants of Hurricane Laura reach Arkansas.

Hutchinson said he is allocating $250,000 from emergency floods to help with the preparation with the declaration.

The governor said his is expecting sustained high winds, flooding as well as downed trees and power lines.

Hutchinson said in preparation, search and rescue teams are on standby and the Emergency Operations Center has been activated. This means the Emergency Operations Center is acting on two current emergencies.