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 20, 2002
Mesa, AZ -- The state of Arizona and the federal government have made available $999,000 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.
July 19, 2002
Mesa, AZ -- As part of the state/federal disaster relief for the Rodeo-Chediski fire, the Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program is in place to help individuals cover the costs of necessary expenses and serious disaster-related needs that are not covered by insurance or other programs. "The IFG program is a safety net for people who are still struggling with financial obligations from the disasters," said Director of Arizona's Division of Emergency Management Michael P. Austin. "It's meant to cover essential needs. It is only a phone call away."
July 17, 2002
Mesa, AZ -- The Help Centers being operated by the Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be closed on Sundays beginning July 21. They will continue to be open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist those affected by the Rodeo-Chediski fire.
July 16, 2002
Mesa, AZ -- The State of Arizona and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to remind individuals and businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the Rodeo-Chediski fire that there are a variety of assistance programs available.
July 15, 2002
Mesa, AZ -- The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today issued a reminder that aggressive action will be taken against any criminal attempt to defraud the federal government in connection with victims of the Rodeo-Chediski fire.
July 12, 2002
Mesa, AZ -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has funded a $363,000 grant to the Arizona Department of Health Services Division of Behavioral Health to establish crisis counseling from state and federal agencies to assist in the recovery process from the Rodeo-Chediski fire.