Arizona Wildfires (DR-1422)

Incident period: June 18, 2002 to July 7, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 25, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 31, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- July 31, 2002 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Teleregistration and Helpline days of operation have changed to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Sandy Coachman, FEMA federal coordinating officer. The Teleregistration and Helpline is available for residents and business owners who suffered damage in the Rodeo-Chediski fire to register for assistance. It is also available for people who have registered to check on the status of or update their FEMA registration, and have their questions answered.
July 29, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommend that residents in the Rodeo-Chediski disaster area take steps to remove smoke and give a clean up in and around their house.
July 26, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- Residents and business owners in the counties of Apache, Coconino, Gila and Navajo and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, who sustained damage from the Rodeo-Chediski fire, have about 30 days to apply for disaster assistance. August 24 is the last day applications will be accepted. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property.
July 26, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are urging residents throughout Arizona to purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), to reduce flood Losses. Flooding is the nation's leading cause of property loss from natural disasters. The wild fires have made some Arizona residents more vulnerable to flooding. Flood insurance is affordable and can be purchased for less than it costs to insure your car.
July 25, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- People living or working in the counties of Apache, Coconino, Gila and Navajo or the Fort Apache Indian Reservation who are unable to work due to the Rodeo-Chediski fire have until August 3, 2002 to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Self-employed and unemployed workers who are not covered by regular state unemployment insurance programs may apply for this federally funded, state-administered assistance.
July 25, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- The state of Arizona and the federal government have made available over $21 million to the citizens of Apache, Coconino, Gila and Navajo counties and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in the state of Arizona. This disaster assistance was made possible through the June 25 disaster declaration made by President George Bush in response to the Rodeo-Chediski fire beginning on June 18.

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