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

February 8, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- Only two weeks remain for Arkansans who suffered damage in the December ice storms to register for disaster assistance, state and federal recovery officials reminded today.
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.
February 7, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- High fire danger and "widow-makers" will make the Arkansas woods a potentially deadly place this year, state and federal officials warn. With thousands of tons of broken limbs and downed trees from December's ice storms, everyone in the woods - especially hunters, hikers, and campers - faces more risk. The danger is especially high in windy weather, when wildfires can spread quickly and dangling limbs - widow-makers - break free and crash to the ground.
February 7, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- Arkansans who suffered damage in December's ice storms have less than three weeks to register for state and federal disaster assistance, recovery officials said today. Individuals, families and businesses in the declared counties who suffered damage from the December ice storms should call FEMA at the toll-free number, 800-462-9029 to register by February 27. The deadline is sixty days after the federal declaration of a major disaster in Arkansas.
February 2, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- The ongoing disaster assistance for the December ice storms in Arkansas has topped $22.5 million. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts as of the close of business, Thursday, February 1, 2001:
February 2, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- Cleaning up debris from the December ice storms is a cooperative effort between landowners and government agencies. Individuals are responsible for cleaning up fallen limbs and damaged trees on their property. When landowners place debris by the side of city and county roadways, local and county governments remove it.

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