Arizona Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1660)

Incident period: July 25, 2006 to August 4, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 7, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 20, 2006
News Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- A formal agreement between the Tohono O'odham Nation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been signed this week, clearing the path for federal disaster aid to help Tohono O'odham communities recover from last summer's monsoons. The signing is a step in the process so that FEMA aid can be released to the Tohono O'odham Nation to help reimburse the cost of monsoon-related debris removal and emergency protective services.
December 18, 2006
News Release
PHOENIX , Ariz. -- Despite last summer's severe monsoons and the threat of impending El Niño storms, only 21 percent of the homes and other buildings at high risk for flooding in Arizona are covered by flood insurance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA makes flood insurance available to participating communities through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
December 7, 2006
News Release
PHOENIX , Ariz. -- In the early morning hours of July 31, 2006, a 20-foot surge of water overflowed the normally dry beds of two creeks framing his ranch southeast of Tucson . That's when Dr. Andrew Weil, the internationally-known expert on natural and preventative medicine, was glad he'd bought flood insurance. "The buildings were surrounded and the grounds were totally submerged," said Weil, who is director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona 's College of Medicine.
December 7, 2006
News Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The simple reality is that when it floods, it pays to have flood insurance. Flooding is the most common disaster. Often it is localized and does not qualify for federal assistance as a disaster. Flood insurance pays for damage no matter how small or large the flood, whether or not there is a disaster declaration. The only requirement is that the policy must be in effect for at least 30 days before a loss occurs. With Arizona's winter storm season rapidly approaching, now is the time to buy.
November 21, 2006
News Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Nearly $3.2 million in federal disaster money for 93 projects has been approved to help Arizona communities and agencies recover from the summer storms and flooding that hit the state in July and August, according to state and federal disaster officials. “Dozens of other projects related to last summer’s monsoons are in the approval process and are expected to receive federal funding in the near future,” said State Coordinating Officer Lou Trammell of the Arizona Division of Emergency Management.
November 10, 2006
News Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Midsummer storm damage estimated at about $375,000 on the Navajo Nation in Apache and Coconino Counties will be eligible for federal disaster reimbursement, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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