Brewer Working To Get Emergency Declaration For Flood Areas

Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 10:31am
Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:25pm

Gov. Jan Brewer’s office confirms she’s considering a possible emergency declaration for the areas that were hardest hit in this week’s monsoon storms. 

Press aide Andrew Wilder said the governor is conferring with state and local officials to determine if an emergency declaration is called for.

“The governor’s office and the Arizona Department of Emergency Management continues to work closely with city and county emergency management teams, assessing damages from the recent severe monsoon storms,” Wilder said.

Wilder said Brewer has yet to decide whether an emergency should be declared, but that even without that there are ways of helping people who don’t have flood or other insurance coverage get assistance in the rebuilding process.

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