Arkansas Severe Winter Storm (DR-1354)

Incident period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on December 29, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 21, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Tuesday that federal funding for eligible debris removal from the December ice storms will continue to be reimbursed to Arkansas cities and counties at 100 percent through June 28. The extension is only for cities and counties that have not completed removal of eligible debris. After June 28, the federal government will no longer fund debris removal for the ice storms.
April 19, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- Assistant State Forester Don McBride recently met with representatives of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stating, "Arkansas has the potential to have one of the worst fire seasons in its history. With the massive amount of fuel on the ground, wildfires will burn extremely hot and fast and be difficult to control and contain."
April 17, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) processed projects totaling $1.87 million in Montgomery County. Work consists of debris removal from county roads and right of ways. These funds will be released to the county from ADEM and are funded by FEMA. President George W. Bush determined that the reimbursement rate for eligible debris removal in this disaster would be increased to 100 percent.
April 17, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) processed projects totaling $1.7 million in Garland County. Work consists of debris removal from county roads and right of ways. These funds will be released to the county from ADEM and are funded by FEMA. President George W. Bush determined that the reimbursement rate for eligible debris removal in this disaster would be increased to 100 percent.
April 17, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- The remaining $2.26 in funds from Public Assistance processed projects will be released to Clark County from the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) and are funded by The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Soon after the December ice storms were declared a federal disaster, FEMA released an initial payment of $560,000 to Clark County to expedite the cleanup of eligible debris. Totaled processed projects in the county totals $2.82 million. Work consists of eligible debris removal from county roads and right of ways.
April 6, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- The remaining $6,743,702.80 in funds from Public Assistance processed projects will be released to Hempstead County from the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) and are funded by The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Soon after the December ice storms were declared a federal disaster, FEMA released an initial payment of $580,243 to Hempstead County to expedite the cleanup of eligible debris. Totaled processed projects in the county totals $7,323,945.80. Work consists of eligible debris removal from county roads and right of ways.

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