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 12, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- The state of Arizona and the federal government have obligated almost $690,000 to the citizens of Apache, Coconino, Gila and Navajo counties and the Fort Apache Indian reservation in the state of Arizona. This 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 11, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- Delays in completing and returning disaster loan applications may delay other forms of disaster assistance, federal and state officials said today. Officials of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Arizona's Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge disaster victims in Arizona to return their applications as soon as possible.
July 10, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- State and federal officials announce that the only way to get state/federal disaster assistance for those affected by the Rodeo-Chediski fire is to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at it's toll-free registration line.
July 9, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- A Disaster Information Helpline has been established for persons who have been affected by the Rodeo-Chediski fire that began June 18 in Arizona and need information about programs, or the status of their applications for aid. The toll-free number is 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). People with hearing or speech impairments who use electronic telecommunication equipment may call the TTY Helpline at 1-800-462-7585.
July 8, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- Substantial federal financial assistance is available to help Arizona communities in Navajo and Apache Counties deal with the extraordinary costs associated with the Rodeo-Chediski fire. These funds are available as a result of President Bush's June 25, 2002, disaster declaration, which was requested by Governor Jane Dee Hull. Applicant briefings will be held to explain the Public Assistance process to local city and county officials.
July 8, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- The state of Arizona and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will close the Help Center in Payson at Eastern Arizona College, 201 Mud Springs Road, Wednesday, July 10, at 7:00 p.m.

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