PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a declaration of emergency to assist
with flood recovery in Apache and Greenlee counties.
A series of powerful monsoon storms passed over the two northeastern Arizona
counties on Sept. 13-14.
The storms caused significant flooding and debris flow in the San Francisco and
Blue rivers and restricting accessibility and isolating residents in both
Heavy debris and sediment flow also damaged several portions of the Blue River
Road, washed out a bridge and severely restricted access for residents and
emergency personnel who rely on that route.
The Blue River runs from Alpine in Apache County to the San Francisco River
near Clifton in Greenlee County.
Friday’s declaration directs $200,000 from the state’s general fund be made
available to the Arizona Division of Emergency Management.