Arkansas Severe Ice Storm (DR-1450)
Incident period: December 3, 2002 to December 4, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 6, 2003
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January 15, 2003
Jonesboro, AR -- Communities in the 18 federally declared disaster counties affected by the December 3-4 2002 ice storm may be eligible for assistance with emergency protective measures, debris removal and restoration or replacement of disaster damaged public facilities. Public refers to the collective public, not to individuals, as in the phrase, "public property." Eligible applicants are those who are legally responsible for eligible work in the designated area and are of the following:
January 6, 2003
Washington, D. C. -- Federal disaster funds were made available today for Arkansas to help communities recover from the crippling ice storm that hit the northern part of the state late last year, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued by President Bush following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal aid. The declaration covers damage to public property from the storm that occurred December 3-4.