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 3, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- State and federal disaster recovery officials report that 60 percent of the Arizonans registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration line, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), are reporting economic loss. Of the 5,000 registrants to date, about 3,000 say they face economic problems.
July 2, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- The State of Arizona and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) realize that the needs of those affected by the recent wildfires continue even though it may be a holiday for many. To better serve the needs of people and businesses, the Disaster Help Centers will remain open Thursday, July 4. The center locations are:
July 2, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- The State of Arizona and the Federal Emergency Management Agency want you to take precautions when returning to your home after a wildfire. Most people have little experience dealing with the aftermath of a serious fire. The following tips may be very helpful if your home has been damaged by fire:
July 2, 2002
News Release
Mesa, AZ -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a new Help Center in Heber. The Help Center will open on Wednesday, July 3, in Capps Middle School at 3375 Buckskin Canyon Road. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Help Center at 33 West Vista in Holbrook will be closing at 7 p.m. on July 3, but those who need assistance may visit the following locations or go to the Heber Help Center. Other centers are open at the following locations.
July 2, 2002
News Release
Tempe, 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, will activate a mobile Help Center to assist those affected by the recent wildfires. Tuesday, July 2, the mobile center will begin serving those on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation at White River. Representatives from FEMA, SBA and the Arizona Department of Economic Security will staff the center.
July 1, 2002
News Release
Tempe, AZ -- The Arizona Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to assure a safe place to live for those who have been displaced by the Arizona wildfires. FEMA?s Disaster Housing Program helps renters and homeowners whose primary residences were damaged or destroyed, or who face displacement from their homes because of disaster-related income loss. Types of assistance available may include:

Pages

Main Content

State/Tribal Government: 
Back to Top