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Incident period: June 18, 2002 to July 07, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 25, 2002


October 4, 2002 - News Release

Oakland, CA -- The Arizona Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have announced that the deadline for residents in the Rodeo-Chediski fire disaster area to receive free legal assistance is coming up. The telephone hotline will end on Friday, October 11, due to lower caller volume. The referral hotline has served people who were affected by the June fires and, as a result, have difficulty with evictions, foreclosures, leases and legal notices. Volunteer lawyers from the State Bar Association have been providing the free legal services.

August 21, 2002 - News Release

Mesa, AZ -- Arizonans who had damage or losses from the Rodeo-Chediski fire have one week left to register for state and federal disaster assistance, officials reminded today. Monday, August 26, is the deadline to register by calling the toll-free registration number,1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. These numbers also serve as the FEMA Helpline, which will remain open until further notice from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

August 20, 2002 - News Release

Mesa, AZ -- Disaster aid to Arizona in the wake of the massive Rodeo-Chediski fire has topped $26 million, state and federal officials said today. President Bush declared the Rodeo-Chediski fire a major disaster on June 25. The fire burned 468,000 acres and destroyed more than 450 houses in Navajo, Apache, Coconino and Gila counties and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $1,238,463.33 $736,982.53 $240,606.03
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:24 (Updated daily)

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