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 1, 2001
News Release
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.
February 23, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- Disaster recovery agencies have committed $43.7 million to date to help Arkansas recover from December's ice storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $30.2 million in disaster assistance to Arkansas under the Public Assistance Program. The program gets financial help quickly to local and county governments and certain non-profit agencies covered under a Presidential disaster declaration. The funds are distributed by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM).
February 20, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- Only one week remains for Arkansans who suffered damage in the December ice storms to register for disaster assistance.
February 13, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- Disaster recovery agencies have committed $33.9 million to date to help Arkansas recover from December's ice storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $22.4 million in disaster assistance to Arkansas as part of the Public Assistance Program. The program gets financial help quickly to local and county governments and certain non-profit agencies covered under a Presidential disaster declaration. The funds are distributed by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM).
February 8, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- Disaster recovery agencies have committed more than $26.9 million to date to help Arkansas recover from December's ice storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $19 million in disaster assistance to Arkansas as part of the Public Assistance Program's Immediate Needs Funding (INF). The program gets financial help quickly to communities covered under a Presidential disaster declaration. The funds are distributed by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM).
February 8, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- With 200,000 acres of downed timber statewide from the December ice storms, disaster recovery officials warn that a major threat of wildfires exists in Arkansas. The Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) says the downed timber may block access to a fire, and the needles and leaves dry out quickly after a rain, allowing a fire to start easily and burn rapidly.

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