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January 26, 2001
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- The following is the final summary of disaster recovery efforts in Arizona in the wake of the flooding last October :
December 29, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- January 5, 2001 is the last day for disaster victims in four Arizona counties plus the Gila River Indian Community to apply for federal and state disaster assistance, according to Federal Coordinating Officer David Fukutomi and State Coordinating Officer Michael P. Austin, Director of the Arizona Division of Emergency Management.
December 22, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are advising Arizona residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean-up and repair their homes and businesses. "Scam artists are often ready to seize the opportunity to capitalize on the misfortune of others," Director Michael P. Austin of Arizona Division of Emergency Management, warns.
December 20, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- Due to the holidays, telephone numbers set up to assist persons who incurred damage from severe storms and flooding that stuck the state in October and November, will be closed temporarily on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25; and on New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 1, 2001. The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) set up these telephone lines to register disaster victims for assistance and to provide additional information on the disaster recovery process.
December 20, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- Eligible disaster victims in designated jurisdictions in Arizona who need help and have not yet applied for federal and state disaster assistance must do so by Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
December 8, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- The Local Assistance Center in Wenden closes on Friday, Dec. 15, state and federal disaster recovery officials announced today. This is the last week for eligible residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the Oct. 21 to Nov. 8 severe storms and flooding to meet face-to-face with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM). The facility will reopen staffed with local representatives on Monday, Dec. 18.
December 4, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- This is the last week for eligible residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the Oct. 21 to Nov. 8 severe storms and flooding to visit FEMA/State Local Assistance Centers in Salome or Wickenburg, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. Thereafter, only representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will remain at the Wickenburg location to provide services in a newly designated SBA Workshop. All disaster assistance services will be closed in Salome.
December 4, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- When Arizona's Centennial Wash overflowed its banks in the early morning hours of Oct. 22, many Arizona residents were not prepared. Some parts of the town of Wenden became a muddy river that destroyed over 40 homes and damaged many more. As the community began rebuilding, residents asked what they could do to prevent such tragedy from reoccurring. "There are several ways in which to reduce the effects of future flooding, but the first step is to get the appropriate information to the community," said Brad Davis of FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Division.
November 28, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- Following a review of additional information for damages incurred in October's severe storms and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced on Nov. 27 that individuals and business owners in Yavapai County are eligible to receive state and federal disaster assistance. Residents of Yavapai County are now eligible for Individual Assistance. Other jurisdictions already designated eligible for Individual Assistance are La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal and the Gila River Indian Community.
November 28, 2000
Disaster Federal Register Notice

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