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

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

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Arizona Disaster Declaration Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in th

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

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Arizona and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from July 22 to July 24, 2021.

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

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

Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Benigno Bern Ruiz as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas. 

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE  FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR [email protected].