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 -- 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 -- As Arkansans continue to clear away the damage from December's ice storms, homeowners, builders and contractors will get a chance to learn how to prepare for future disasters and guard themselves and their property against damage. From February 12 through February 24, a period that includes Arkansas' Severe Weather Awareness Week, disaster prevention advisers will travel the state to show how to protect against a wide range of dangers that Arkansans face.
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 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 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.
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:

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