Arizona Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-1347)

Incident period: October 21, 2000 to November 8, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 27, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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 27, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- The following is an update of the state and federal response to the flooding of Oct. 21 to Nov. 8 flooding in Arizona: As of Nov. 25 - The federal, state response to date is:
November 16, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- Disaster recovery officials will establish a Local Assistance Center for one day in Aguila on Saturday, November 18th. The center will be at the Aguila Public Library, 51321 Ray Street. The Aguila center will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for one day only to assist applicants who suffered damage in October's storms and flooding. The Local Assistance Centers in Salome and Wickenburg will remain open to assist applicants until they are no longer necessary. Information will be available on the disaster assistance programs available.
November 16, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- Three more jurisdictions in Arizona were named eligible today for further disaster assistance, following a review of additional information about damages incurred in October's severe storms and flooding. Pinal County and the Gila River Indian Community are now eligible for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance. Maricopa County, which was already designated for Individual Assistance, is now eligible for Public Assistance as well.

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