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Arizona Wildfire (DR-1477)

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Incident period: June 17, 2003 to July 15, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 14, 2003


August 5, 2003 - News Release

Tucson, AZ -- Beginning Wednesday, August 6, through Saturday, August 9, 2003 (weather permitting), a contractor for the Pima County Flood Control District and the Natural Resource Conservation Service will perform aerial seeding and mulching operations in the Summerhaven area on Mt. Lemmon. A helicopter will be flying through the areas and dropping seeds and straw.

July 29, 2003 - News Release

Tucson, AZ -- If you have suffered financial losses during the recent Aspen Fire for which you are not being reimbursed, you may be eligible for a tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) right now. For the special disaster tax deduction to be claimed, the loss must have occurred in the declared disaster area, which is Pima County.

July 25, 2003 - News Release

Tucson, AZ - Pima County, the Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommend that residents in Summerhaven who were affected by the recent Aspen Fire take steps to remove smoke and to clean up in and around the house. "Even if your house didn't suffer actual fire damage, smoke from the fire can create problems in your house and on your property," said Frank F. Navarrete, state coordinating officer for ADEM. "We encourage all of those in the area of the Aspen Fire to follow a few basic clean-up procedures."

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 $5,363,459.27 $1,662,748.86 $3,641,438.96
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:45 (Updated daily)

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