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
March 15, 2001
Little Rock, AR -- Since the beginning of the Arkansas ice storm disaster declaration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the state, paid a total of $23.1 million earmarked for immediate needs funding to various cities and counties.
March 14, 2001
Little Rock, AR -- The city of Pine Bluff is scheduled to be issued a check for approximately $2.4 million, with which it can make payments to the debris removal contractor and in turn to the sub-contractors, according to a joint statement by David Maxwell, state coordinating officer, Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and Joe D. Bray, federal coordinating officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These funds will be released to the city of Pine Bluff from ADEM and are funded by FEMA.
March 13, 2001
Little Rock, AR -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline days of operation have changed to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Joe D. Bray, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer. The Helpline is available for people who have applied for assistance from FEMA due to damage from the December ice storms. The Helpline number is 800-525-0321. Speech- and hearing-impaired individuals should call 800-462-7585 for information. The Helpline can assist in numerous areas for Arkansas ice-storm applicants, such as:
March 8, 2001
Little Rock, AR -- In the twelve weeks since the first of two ice storms blasted the majority of Arkansas counties, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $77 million in disaster assistance. Since the Presidential declaration on December 29, 2001, people in 65 Arkansas counties became eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance programs. Debris removal assistance was offered to 65 counties.
March 5, 2001
Little Rock, AR -- Some Arkansas counties are experiencing confusion with respect to President Bush's recent decision increasing the federal funding to 100 percent for eligible ice storm debris removal. Arkansas entities qualifying for assistance must still comply with the in-place competitive bidding process. These entities:
March 1, 2001
Little Rock, AR -- President George W. Bush today announced that he has given approval to increasing the federal share of public assistance for debris removal from 75 to 100 percent. The increase relieves the state of Arkansas of about $20 million in debris removal expenses.