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Arizona Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1581)

Incident period: December 28, 2004 to January 12, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 17, 2005


April 12, 2005 - News Release

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Federal Hazard Mitigation funds in the amount of $200,000 have been released for an emergency hydrology study in Mohave County, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today. The study will provide a variety of floodplain data that will be used to determine how residents and businesses may best be protected during and after a flood event.

March 29, 2005 - News Release

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The signing of a formal agreement between the Hopi Tribe and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to implement disaster recovery relief will occur in a March 30th ceremony in Kykotsmovi Village tribal chambers at 2 p.m. The signing of this document reflects the working partnership between the sovereign Hopi Tribe and FEMA.

March 23, 2005 - News Release

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- As Arizonians know, people who live near water are not the only ones who experience flooding. Floods can happen from heavy rains, levees breaking, sewage backup, sandbags moving water to other areas, and rivers moving over time, spreading for miles. Standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not normally cover flooding, and yet a home is four times more likely to be damaged by flood than by fire during a 30-year mortgage. Insurance policies for businesses and renters generally do not cover flood damage either.

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 $6,186,990.80 $1,331,484.49 $4,610,216.96
Last Updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 06:46 (Updated daily)

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