(Posted June 9, 2011, at 11:45 a.m.) Governor Jan Brewer spoke with President Obama this morning regarding the devastating wildfires raging in Arizona. The President voiced his concerns for the residents of the areas affected by the wildfires and promised to provide as much federal support as needed to protect life, limb and property.
“The President pledged to provide all federal resources necessary to the state of Arizona in the battle to contain the wildfires raging throughout the state,” said Governor Brewer. “The fires are a top federal responsibility and I was assured he will do everything in his power to guarantee Arizona has federal assistance in the continued fight to protect our state from this disaster.”
Governor Brewer discussed with the President the concern of resident reports she has been receiving regarding the delayed flow of information from federal disaster officials. The President told Governor Brewer he will work with federal officials to help iron out any problems related to a lack or delay of communication.
The Governor also spoke briefly with Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano yesterday, and during the conversation, the Secretary guaranteed assistance from the federal government the resources needed to the state of Arizona.
“The health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Arizona are of the utmost concern,” said Governor Brewer. “I would like to thank all those who are risking their lives and working around the clock to protect the residents of Arizona. On behalf of the State of Arizona, our thoughts and prayers are with all those suffering from this disaster.”
(Source: Office of the Governor)