Arizona Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1581)
Incident period: December 28, 2004 to January 12, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 17, 2005
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
April 12, 2005
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
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
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The signing of a formal agreement between the Navajo and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to implement disaster recovery relief will occur in a March 25th ceremony in Window Rock from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The signing of this document reflects the working partnership between the sovereign Navajo Nation and FEMA.
March 23, 2005
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.
March 14, 2005
PHOENIX, Ariz -- The mold that flourishes after a home is flooded is more than just an unpleasant nuisance. It can affect health and even lead to serious illness. That is why Arizonans should be prepared to act quickly whenever water – whether it’s a flood, sewage backup or leaky pipes – enters their homes and creates the right environment for mold, mildew and bacteria growth. Disaster recovery and health officials note that flooded homes need a thorough cleaning to prevent mold and mildew from spreading and becoming a health threat.
March 11, 2005
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Hopi Nation in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working diligently to assist in the recovery of public facilities that sustained losses from the winter storms and flooding between December 28 and January 12. The disaster declaration was made by President Bush on February 17. Several positive steps have been made to speed the recovery process.