Phoenix, AZ -- Due to inclement weather conditions, Governor Jane Dee Hull had to change her plans to visit the Wenden disaster site today. Governor Hull plans to reschedule her visit to Wenden, weather conditions permitting, on Tuesday afternoon, October 31, 2000.
On October 24, 2000 Governor Hull declared a State of Emergency due to widespread damage caused by recent storms and flooding in Arizona. The declaration includes the counties of La Paz, Maricopa, Santa Cruz and Cochise.
Flood victims in the designated counties of La Paz and Maricopa are eligible to apply for assistance and are urged to call State/FEMA's toll free registration line at 1-800-462-9029. The registration line for persons who are hearing or speech impaired is TTY 1-800-462-7585. Hours of operations are 7 a.m. till 7 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.
Additionally, in Cochise, La Paz and Santa Cruz Counties the Presidential Disaster Declaration provides federal funding for the removal of debris causing health and safety hazards, and the repair and replacement of flood-damaged public facilities, such as roads or bridges.