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 4, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- In the aftermath of October's flooding in Arizona, disaster officials are asking homeowners, renters and business owners throughout the state to consider buying flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). "Year after year, flooding is the leading cause of property loss from natural disasters in this country," FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer David Fukutomi said. "But flood insurance isn't part of the normal homeowners insurance policy. All too often, homeowners learn too late that they aren't covered against flood loss."
November 4, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- A local assistance center (LAC) will open in Wickenburg today to help Arizonans who suffered damage in October's flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) announced today. The center, at 160 N. Valentine, Wickenburg, will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October 31, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- Many times, when disaster strikes a community, neighbors respond by giving. Arizona has been generous to those affected by devastating October floods. Volunteer agencies have received so many contributions of food and goods for those in the Wenden area that the principal need now is money. "Due to the tremendous outpouring of donated items to Wenden-area residents, we are no longer in need of donated goods", advises Mr. Tom McSherry, Salvation Army. "If additional needs are identified, we will make those specific needs known through the media."
October 30, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- Due to inclement weather conditions, Governor Jane Dee Hull had to change her plans to visit the Wenden disaster site today. Governor Hull plans to reschedule her visit to Wenden, weather conditions permitting, on Tuesday afternoon, October 31, 2000. On October 24, 2000 Governor Hull declared a State of Emergency due to widespread damage caused by recent storms and flooding in Arizona. The declaration includes the counties of La Paz, Maricopa, Santa Cruz and Cochise.
October 28, 2000
News Release
Phoenix, AZ -- Renters, homeowners and business owners who sustained losses as result of the recent severe storms and flooding may find help through a variety of state and federal programs, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials. At the request of Gov. Jane Dee Hull, four Arizona counties were declared a major disaster area by President Clinton on October 27.
October 27, 2000
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid was made available for Arizona today to help families and communities recover from flooding rains that hit the southern part of the state last weekend, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Clinton. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from severe storms and flooding that began October 21.

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