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

November 9, 2006
News Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- A formal agreement between the Gila River Indian Community and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) clearing the path for federal disaster recovery aid was signed in a ceremony in Sacaton, Ariz., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006. The signing enables FEMA aid to be released to the tribe to help cover eligible costs of about $10,000 spent by the tribe for debris removal and emergency protective measures during midsummer monsoon storms.
November 2, 2006
News Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The San Carlos Apache Tribe, still recovering from the summer’s monsoon storms, has been made eligible for federal mitigation grants for projects aimed at protecting its structures and public infrastructure from future natural disasters. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) activated its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) following a major presidential disaster declaration that included tribal lands within Gila, Graham and Pinal counties.
October 27, 2006
News Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- A formal agreement between the sovereign Navajo Nation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) clearing the path for federal disaster recovery relief was signed in a ceremony in Window Rock, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 27. The agreement was signed for the Navajo Nation by President Joe Shirley. Signing for FEMA were Lee Rosenberg, the federal coordinating officer who oversees the disaster recovery in Arizona, and Tony Russell, his FEMA counterpart for the New Mexico disaster.
October 25, 2006
News Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- A formal agreement between the San Carlos Apache Tribe and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) clearing the path for federal disaster recovery aid was signed in a ceremony in San Carlos, Ariz., Wednesday, Oct. 25. The signing enables FEMA aid to be released to the tribe to help cover eligible costs for the estimated $1.5 million in damages to tribal lands caused by summer monsoon storms.
October 17, 2006
News Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- More than $1 million in federal disaster money has been approved so far to help Arizona communities recover from the summer storms and flooding that hit the state in July and August, according to state and federal disaster officials. The million-dollar mark was reached less than six weeks after President Bush declared a major disaster for parts of Arizona, allowing federal infrastructure aid to start flowing to storm-damaged communities. 
October 5, 2006
News Release
SAN CARLOS, Ariz. -- The first steps in providing federal assistance to recover from nearly $1.5 million in flood damage during midsummer monsoon storms have been taken at the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. "It's our job to ensure that you get every penny for which you're eligible," San Carlos Apache tribal officials were told by Michael L. Karl, the top official of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Arizona.

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