Phoenix Flood Recovery Centers Open For Storm Victims

By Alexandra Olgin
Published: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 4:02pm
Alexandra Olgin KJZZ News
Flood victims get help at the Travis L. Williams Family Recovery Center in south Phoenix.

The City of Phoenix has opened two recovery centers to help flood victims. The centers will be open through Sunday, Sept. 14.

Having your house flooded by one rain storm in Arizona is unusual, but twice in one month is unprecedented. Joan Collinsworth has lived in Laveen for more than 40 years. She’s at the recovery center in South Phoenix taking care of damage form the last two storms and getting ready for the next one.

“I’m getting sandbags because I want to be prepared," Collinsworth said. "Because they are predicting possibly another storm on Thursday, and once you have been hit twice it can always happen again. So you want to be prepared as best as you can." 

The Aug. 12 rain storm just got a federal disaster declaration which means victims can get low interest loans from the Small Business Administration. Monday’s storm does not yet have that designation, but residents can get information and other assistance at the recovery centers. 


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