President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Arizona

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September 13, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Arizona to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from July 22-24, 2021.

Federal funding is available to the state, eligible local and tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities in Apache, Coconino and Navajo counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Benigno Bern Ruiz has been named the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.

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