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 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.
April 2, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- While officials in some cities and counties recovering from the ice storms received their Public Assistance funds quickly, others are still working with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) because some recovery plans are simple while others are complex. The process includes many steps, exacting regulations and reviews.
March 30, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) will continue to provide any requested support and technical assistance to the City of Pine Bluff to complete the removal of ice storm debris and will do everything possible to ensure that the city is promptly reimbursed for all remaining eligible debris removal costs. On Tuesday the City of Pine Bluff terminated its contract with David Mitchell Construction (DMC) for the removal of the ice storm debris.
March 30, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) processed projects totaling $2,521,734.11 in Columbia 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.
March 30, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) processed projects totaling $2,712,499.75 in Nevada County. Soon after the December ice storms were declared a federal disaster, FEMA released an initial payment of $1,110,000 to Nevada County to expedite the clean-up of eligible debris. The remaining $1,602,499.75 in funds from the projects will be released to the county from ADEM and are funded by FEMA. Work consists of debris removal from county roads and right of ways.
March 23, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- To date a grand total of $19,650,738.08 is approved for individual assistance and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans following the devastating ice storms that began Dec.12 in Arkansas. Individual Assistance for the state includes 40,444 total registrations; Disaster Housing Program, approved eligible amount, $10,615,910.76; and Individual and Family Grant Program, approved eligible amount, $2,265,827.32 as of March 21.

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