News Releases for Arkansas Severe Winter Storm (DR-1354)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline days of operation have changed to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Joe D. Bray, FEMA Federal...
Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- In the twelve weeks since the first of two ice storms blasted the majority of Arkansas counties, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $77 million...
Monday, March 5, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Some Arkansas counties are experiencing confusion with respect to President Bush's recent decision increasing the federal funding to 100 percent for eligible ice storm debris...
Thursday, March 1, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- President George W. Bush today announced that he has given approval to increasing the federal share of public assistance for debris removal from 75 to 100 percent. The increase...
Thursday, March 1, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- The City of Camden has completed 80 percent of its debris cleanup from the December ice storms and expects to complete the task by March 9, Mayor Chris Claybaker said today. "We'...
Friday, February 23, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Disaster recovery agencies have committed $43.7 million to date to help Arkansas recover from December's ice storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $...
Tuesday, February 20, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Only one week remains for Arkansans who suffered damage in the December ice storms to register for disaster assistance. Renters, homeowners and business owners in the designated...
Tuesday, February 13, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Disaster recovery agencies have committed $33.9 million to date to help Arkansas recover from December's ice storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $...
Thursday, February 8, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Only two weeks remain for Arkansans who suffered damage in the December ice storms to register for disaster assistance, state and federal recovery officials reminded today. Renters...
Thursday, February 8, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Disaster recovery agencies have committed more than $26.9 million to date to help Arkansas recover from December's ice storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has...
Thursday, February 8, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- As Arkansans continue to clear away the damage from December's ice storms, homeowners, builders and contractors will get a chance to learn how to prepare for future disasters and...
Thursday, February 8, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- With 200,000 acres of downed timber statewide from the December ice storms, disaster recovery officials warn that a major threat of wildfires exists in Arkansas. The Arkansas...
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- High fire danger and "widow-makers" will make the Arkansas woods a potentially deadly place this year, state and federal officials warn. With thousands of tons of broken limbs...
Wednesday, February 7, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Arkansans who suffered damage in December's ice storms have less than three weeks to register for state and federal disaster assistance, recovery officials said today....
Friday, February 2, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- The ongoing disaster assistance for the December ice storms in Arkansas has topped $22.5 million. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts as of the...
Friday, February 2, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Cleaning up debris from the December ice storms is a cooperative effort between landowners and government agencies. Individuals are responsible for cleaning up fallen limbs and...
Thursday, February 1, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Elderly and disabled homeowners still need help cleaning up after the December ice storms. Several service groups have been assisting these individuals, clearing and moving debris...
Thursday, February 1, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Severe December ice storms damaged more than 300,000 acres of forest and timberland. Much of it is privately owned. Any woodland owner with damaged timber should be especially...
Thursday, February 1, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- County and city officials and other eligible applicants in 61 counties who are managing recovery efforts due to the December ice storms have until February 9 to file a request for...
Wednesday, January 31, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- The first 72 hours after a disaster are critical. Electricity, gas, water and telephones may not be working. In addition, public safety services such as police and fire departments...

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