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

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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...
Tuesday, January 30, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- While many power outages during the December ice storms were from damage on main electrical lines, some property owners found that the source of their suffering was the trees in...
Monday, January 29, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- As cleanup continues from the December ice storms, homeowners might be tempted to turn their fallen trees and branches into firewood. Certain safety considerations should be...
Monday, January 29, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- More than $8 million in disaster assistance has been obligated to Arkansas counties and communities affected by the December ice storms. The money serves as the first installment...
Friday, January 26, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- When we look back on our lives, we find that we are most proud of what we did when it mattered the most. In Arkansas, numerous unsung heroes can be proud of what they did during...
Thursday, January 25, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- As counties clean up after the December ice storms, they are contracting with private companies to dispose of storm debris. Many counties have hired debris monitors to make sure...
Thursday, January 25, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- From ice, to fire. More than half of Arkansas' 33,328,200 acres are covered with natural forests or timber. In the aftermath of the December ice storms, those acres are littered...
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Hours for both teleregistration, 800-462-9029, and Helpline, 800-525-0321, numbers have been changed to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Speech- and hearing-impaired...
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Five additional Arkansas counties are now included in the Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance. The counties are: Cleburne, Greene, Stone, Fulton and Marion. These...
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses in the declared counties in Arkansas now exceeds $4.2 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. The...
Wednesday, January 24, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- All Disaster Recovery Centers staffed with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the U.S...
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- When food donations in Arkansas were running low due to the ice storms that began on Dec. 12, Feed The Children came to the rescue and supplied more than 15 tons of food and...
Monday, January 22, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- As communities recover from the devastating ice storms of December, they face staggering costs that threaten to stretch some budgets to the breaking point. To help Arkansans on the...
Monday, January 22, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Four additional Arkansas counties are now included in the Major Disaster Declaration for assistance to governments and certain nonprofits to help with recovery from the December...
Sunday, January 21, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Nobody knows the ins and outs of restoring power systems better than the members of Bicentennial Volunteers Inc. (BVI). Members of BVI are former Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)...
Friday, January 19, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts as of the close of business, Thursday, January 18, 2001: FEMA has received 24,852 individual applications for...
Friday, January 19, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- While Arkansans are still busy recovering from the December ice storms, Sunday, Jan. 21, will mark the second anniversary of the string of deadly tornadoes that hit Arkansas in...
Thursday, January 18, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Arkansans who need legal help after the December ice storms can now receive free legal counseling. As part of the disaster recovery effort, the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Thursday, January 18, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- When awarding debris contracts, local governments need to be aware that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) do...
Wednesday, January 17, 2001 - 00:00
Little Rock, AR -- Ice-storm victims in Arkansas may continue to visit Disaster Recovery Centers and meet with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Arkansas Department...

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