Governor Declares Emergency in Ariz.

February 22, 2008

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano signed a declaration of emergency for Pima County after rain and flooding caused significant damage to public infrastructure.

In the Mount Lemmon area, severe rain Jan. 27 caused damage to roads, stranded residents in their homes with limited access to food and medical assistance, and damaged potable water supply lines.

Earlier, Pima County declared an emergency and requested state assistance.

The declaration releases $200,000 from the Governor’s Emergency Fund.

The governor’s office says the money will be used to pay for emergency response costs and to repair public infrastructure impacted by the weather. The funds are not available to repair individual homes.

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