FEMA Announces New Director of Operations for New Mexico Joint Recovery Office, Reaches Half a Billion Dollars in Claims Paid

SANTA FE, N.M. – FEMA has named Jay Mitchell as the Director of Operations, leading the day-to-day operations for both the Claims Office and Stafford Act wildfire disaster recovery operations based in Santa Fe. Mitchell is expected to begin in May and will be supported in his transition by leadership at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Mitchell is a former director of New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He brings over 30 years of military and civilian experience where he has overseen teams in support of emergency management...

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FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office to Host Two Hiring Fairs in April, May

SANTA FE, N.M. — The FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office is hosting two hiring fairs at the end of April and beginning of May for full-time Claims Office staff. The hiring fairs will help fill full-time positions to support the important mission of processing claims and compensating those impacted by the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire.Interested individuals are encouraged to attend the hiring fairs to learn more about these opportunities to serve their communities.When:April 29, 2024; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.May 1, 2024; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Where:Santa Fe Higher Education...

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Las Vegas Claims Office Extends Hours to 10 p.m. on Monday, April 8

SANTA FE, NM – The FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office in Las Vegas will remain open until 10 p.m. on Monday, April 8, resuming regular business hours Tuesday, April 9.Individuals impacted by the fire and flooding who have filed a claim with the Claims Office or are interested in learning more about the claims process are encouraged to take advantage of the extended hours. Navigators, Claims Reviewers, Advocates, and other Claims Office staff will be available to provide one-on-one assistance and resources to support recovery efforts, such as:Receiving Notices of LossReceiving...

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Mora Claims Office to Open Expanded Facility for Those Affected by Fire, Flood

SANTA FE, N.M. — The FEMA Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office in Mora is growing. The new facility with expanded operations will open to the public Monday, April 1. The new space consists of two accessible buildings and a parking lot, all located behind the Mora County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Dr., Mora, NM.“We’re excited to finally see the expansion of the Mora HPCC Claims Office,” said Mora County Commissioner Veronica Serna. “With the increased filing of fire/flood claims, the desperately needed extra space and additional claims staff are greatly appreciated.”Those affected by the...

Craighead County, Arkansas, Flood Maps Become Final

DENTON, Texas – New flood maps have been finalized and will become effective on Sept. 26, 2024, for Craighead County, Arkansas. During the next six months, a FEMA compliance specialist will work with the community to update each floodplain ordinance and adopt these new flood maps. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low-to-moderate or high-risk flood zone. The current and future Flood Insurance Rate Map can be viewed on FEMA’s Flood Map Changes Viewer at https://msc.fema.gov/fmcv.By understanding flood risks, individuals can decide which insurance option...

Claims Filed for Fire-Related Losses May Be Appealed if Claimant Disagrees with Compensation Amount

Santa Fe, N.M. – People who filed a claim seeking compensation for injury and losses resulting from the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire and subsequent flooding may file an appeal if they disagree with the compensation amount identified in their final Letter of Determination (LOD).The LOD provides compensation amounts for losses claimed on the Proof of Loss. Claimants may work with their Navigator for a further explanation of the offer. Claimants have 120 days from the date on the final LOD to accept thedetermination by submitting a signed Release and Certification (R&C) form. If...

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