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Arizona Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1660)

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Incident period: July 25, 2006 to August 04, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 07, 2006


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. -- 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.

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 $11,176,383.48 $2,329,366.09 $8,696,547.84
Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 07:58 (Updated daily)

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