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

November 15, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- Effective Sunday, November 19, the Local Assistance Centers (LACs) in Salome and Wickenburg will be closed on Sundays. In addition, the Centers will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 23, 2000. Under the new schedule the centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The center in Salome is at 38170 Apache Street. The Wickenburg center is at 160 N. Valentine.
November 15, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- Governor Jane Dee Hull signed an agreement today with the Federal Emergency Management Agency outlining state and federal responsibilities to Arizona citizens and jurisdictions associated with the severe storms and flooding.
November 14, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- The State of Arizona and the Federal Emergency Management Agency continue to operate from a joint Disaster Field Office in downtown Phoenix. These administrative offices coordinate with various government and voluntary agencies to provide a variety of recovery assistance programs to flood victims in La Paz and Maricopa counties.
November 10, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- Federal and state disaster officials urge people to take extra precautions when returning to flood-damaged homes, apartments or businesses. "The danger is not over just because the water has receded," State Coordinating Officer Michael P. Austin said. "Flood hazards such as exposed wires or a weakened foundation are not always obvious but can be life-threatening. We urge people to be very careful."
November 9, 2000
News Release
Parker, AZ -- The top officials for the Arizona State Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) and FEMA -- the Federal Emergency Management Agency -- appeared before the La Paz County Board of Supervisors Monday.
November 8, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- One week after the disaster declaration, the first checks have been sent to residents of La Paz and Maricopa counties who applied for federal and state disaster assistance following the October storms, disaster recovery officials said today. Twenty-six checks totaling $70,303 have been issued for temporary housing repair and rental assistance.

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