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
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- As Arkansans begin the massive cleanup from the December ice storms they need to be aware of guidelines concerning debris removal and be wary of contractors claiming to work for government entities. City, county and state governments are not authorized to remove debris from private property except where extraordinary threats to human health and safety may exist. This policy protects the liability of both the workers clearing debris and the property owner.
January 2, 2001
News Release
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
News Release
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.

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