ARIZONA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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Representative Bob Thorpe (R-Dist. 6) has issued the following press release.
FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA (August 2, 2013) – In 2010, the Schultz fire destroyed more than 15,000 acres of forest lands in Coconino County, and the recent rains resulted in flooding and the loss of 4-6” of topsoil in the affected areas. Last month, the situation was compounded as the Flagstaff area marked one of the wettest July’s in almost 100 years.
With little vegetation left to retain rainwater, many homeowners were recently devastated by the resulting floods. To make matters worse, as they do not live in an active flood plain, many of those families did not have flood insurance nor are they able to finance the necessary repair costs needed to restore their homes and replace personal water damaged items.
Reacting to the plight of the affected families in his district, State Representative Bob Thorpe (R-Dist.6) has issued a statewide appeal to the people of Arizona to come to the aid of the families currently coping with the effects of the recent flooding.
Representative Thorpe stated, "I am proud of the generosity and outpouring of support that was extended to the families affected by the recent Yarnell Fire. I would like to recognize that same generosity exhibited by the United Way of Northern Arizona as they have led the efforts to aid Coconino County flood victims. I encourage all the good people of our state to work with the United Way of Northern Arizona and other disaster relief organizations to help these families salvage their homes and restore their lives."
For more information, here’s the Facebook page for United Way of Northern Arizona