Following Urging from Sinema, Kelly, Delegation Members, Major Disaster Declared for Arizona

Sep 13, 2021

Sinema, leading the Arizona Congressional delegation, successfully urged President to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for Arizona, freeing up resources necessary for recovery

WASHINGTON – Following the urging from U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, and U.S. Representatives Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), David Schweikert (AZ-06), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09), President Biden issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Arizona as a response to the monsoons in July that severely impacted Apache County, Coconino County, Navajo County, and nearby communities.
“Today’s Major Disaster Declaration opens up critical federal resources for Arizona communities to recover from severe damage caused by monsoons,” said Sinema.
Leading the delegation, Sinema had noted the severe damage caused by the monsoons during July 22-24 and the urgent need for the federal government’s assistance. A Major Disaster Declaration allows Arizona to receive the critically necessary resources to assist recovery efforts in the region.