Arkansas Severe Winter Storm (DR-1819)
Incident period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 6, 2009
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 12, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the implementation of a new website that provides the general public, the media, county, state and federal officials with information about the three federally declared disasters that occurred in Arkansas earlier this year.
June 19, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- As of Friday, June 19, 2009, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $129.5 million to the state of Arkansas for eligible public assistance projects. This funding addresses damage, losses and emergency protective costs associated with the late January, 2009 ice storm. The breakdown, by category, for obligated FEMA funds to applicants in the 30 counties declared eligible for federal funding is:
May 11, 2009
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated nearly $35 million to the state of Arkansas for 375 eligible public assistance projects to date. This funding addresses damages and incurred costs brought about by the late January, 2009, ice storm. Part of the $35 million will help cover debris removal costs incurred by Boone, Greene, Newton and Sharp counties and the city of Fayetteville in Washington County. Electric Cooperatives in Clay and Craighead counties will use funds to the replace damaged electric utility equipment.
March 30, 2009
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Destructive flooding regularly occurs in Arkansas; only one percent of the state's residents and businesses have flood insurance. Some may not be purchasing insurance due to a number of misconceptions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
March 23, 2009
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Flooding and Arkansas, unfortunately, seem to go hand-in-hand. Of the State's past 33 Presidential disaster declarations, 22 have involved a flood...that's two out of every three occurrences.
March 16, 2009
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Severe weather forecasts are issued year-round for weather conditions in Arkansas. There are no specific seasons, either. Flooding and tornadoes can - and do - occur all 12 months of the year; the winter season, as just experienced, can - and does - produce crippling ice storms.