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
January 5, 2001
Little Rock, AR -- Many Arkansas farmers have experienced die-offs among their herds during the severe ice storms that hit the state in December. The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission and other agencies responding to the situation have issued preliminary information on disposal of large animal carcasses after this disaster.
January 2, 2001
Conway, AR -- 30 Arkansas counties included in the Emergency Declaration Dec. 28 by President Clinton are now included in the Major Disaster Declaration. This means individuals and businesses, as well as local governments in these counties, are now eligible to apply for federal and state disaster-recovery assistance.
December 29, 2000
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid was expanded today to help families and businesses in Arkansas impacted by the severe winter ice storm that struck the area beginning on December 12, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton ordered the assistance this evening under a major disaster declaration requested by the state late yesterday.