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 7, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- The State of Arizona and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials advise caution when using a federal or state issued check for damages or losses related to the Rodeo-Chediski fire. "It's important that people carefully read the letters that accompany assistance checks," Director of the Arizona Division of Emergency Management, Michael P. Austin said. "It gives them detailed information on how to use their assistance check." A check may come from one of three sources:
July 6, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- The Arizona Division of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in conjunction with the White Mountain Apache Indian Tribe announce a schedule change for the mobile unit now stationed in White River. Monday, July 8, 2002, the mobile center will begin serving those on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation at Cibecue. Representatives from FEMA, SBA and the Arizona Department of Economic Security will staff the center.
July 6, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- Substantial federal financial assistance is available to help Arizona communities 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.
July 6, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated more than $522,000 to the citizens of Apache, Coconino, Gila and Navajo counties 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 5, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- The State Bar of Arizona is offering free legal services for those affected by the Rodeo-Chediski fire, according to the Arizona Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Free legal advice is available to those who live in the declared counties of Navajo, Apache, Coconino and Gila as well as the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Volunteer lawyers, who are members of the State Bar of Arizona, will be available through a crisis hotline to answer legal questions.
July 4, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- Disaster assistance has been made available to help homeowners, renters and businesses in Coconino and Gila counties recover from the effects of the Rodeo-Chediski fire continuing in Arizona, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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