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

January 24, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- Disaster assistance for individuals, families and businesses in the declared counties in Arkansas now exceeds $4.2 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts as of the close of business, Tuesday, January 23, 2001:
January 24, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- Five additional Arkansas counties are now included in the Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance. The counties are: Cleburne, Greene, Stone, Fulton and Marion. These additions bring the total number of counties receiving Individual Assistance to 65.
January 24, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- All Disaster Recovery Centers staffed with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) officially closed at the end of business on January 23, 2001. The Disaster Recovery Centers were located in Miller, Jefferson, Dallas, Clark, Hempstead, Garland, Polk, Saline and Sevier Counties.
January 23, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- When food donations in Arkansas were running low due to the ice storms that began on Dec. 12, Feed The Children came to the rescue and supplied more than 15 tons of food and Christmas toys to needy families. In Little Rock, Lt. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller and Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey along with volunteers from the United Keetoowah Band Indian tribe from Southern Oklahoma braved cold temperatures and unloaded the 18-wheeler packed with supplies.
January 22, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- As communities recover from the devastating ice storms of December, they face staggering costs that threaten to stretch some budgets to the breaking point. To help Arkansans on the road to recovery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reimbursing 90 percent of communities' costs for debris removal through February 27. The State of Arkansas has chosen to reimburse half of the remaining costs, leaving local communities having to pay only 5 percent of the total. For some communities, finding the funds for even this 5 percent presents serious problems.
January 22, 2001
News Release
Little Rock, AR -- Four additional Arkansas counties are now included in the Major Disaster Declaration for assistance to governments and certain nonprofits to help with recovery from the December ice storms. This brings to 65 the total number of counties receiving Public Assistance. The newly added counties are Baxter, Boone, Cleburne and Sharp. These 65 counties are eligible for reimbursement of expenses incurred for:

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