Tuesday, January 26

President Obama declares State of Emergency in Arizona

Arizona was pounded by winter storms from January 20th to the 25th. The storms brought everything from rain and wind to sever snow fall. In some instances, several feet of snow fell.

On Sunday President Obama declared a state of emergency, allowing federal agencies to be brought in to the mix to help those who were in the path of this storm. The National Guard has dispatched one of there Emergency Repose Teams, which is now in the process of assessing the situation in the north eastern portion of the state.

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will now be moving in to lend aid to those who have been affected by this series of weather events.

Four to Five feet of snow have fallen in the areas of Apache, Coconino and Navajo counties. Some residents of these counties remain unable to leave their homes. Roads remain accessible.

As the snow begins to melt more trouble starts as the rivers begin to rise. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Mark Neveau as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.


You can also contact the Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross to see what they are doing and what you can do to help. So far they have received $7,702 in donations to support the needed efforts to help those who have been affected by the storms.

Will America come to the aid of those in need in our country the way we have for Haiti?

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