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Michigan Incident Period: Aug 24, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023 Declaration Date: Feb 8, 2024 Help for Individuals and Families After a Disaster If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot help with losses already covered by insurance. Apply for Disaster Assistance The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply through the FEMA mobile app or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use a video relay service, captioned telephone service, or other communication services, please...

People Impacted by Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Highly Encouraged to File a Claim for Flood Insurance by March 1

SANTA FE, N.M. – People impacted by the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire are highly encouraged to submit claims for flood insurance by March 1, and no later than April 1. There is a 30-day mandatory waiting period for all new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies. Submitting a claim for flood insurance coverage by March 1 will help ensure coverage goes into effect before snow melt and monsoon season begin. Eligible households have two options for securing flood insurance through the Claims Office: Up to five-years of NFIP coverage, with premiums paid directly by...

State of New Mexico and Claims Office Hosting Town Hall with Expanded Services on February 13 in Mora

SANTA FE, N.M. -  The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office are hosting a Town Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 13, to address flood insurance, agricultural and livestock resources, contractor services and additional post-fire recovery efforts. All are welcome to attend the Town Hall in-person or via Zoom.This Town Hall will also offer expanded services for current claimants, and anyone impacted by the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire and subsequent flooding. During this Town Hall, Claims Office Navigators and State Disaster Case Managers will be...

New Guide Now Available to Help People with Claims Process

SANTA FE, NM – The Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office released its Program and Policy Guide (PPG). The release opens up to the public how decisions are made about claim eligibility and value. The Guide is an important step in the agency’s effort to build transparency about the program and how it is serving impacted claimants.The Guide includes high level details about policies and processes that support impacted individuals, businesses, organizations, and governments. It provides information for everyone who is already part of the claims process as well as those thinking...

West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, Flood Maps Become Final

DENTON, Texas – New flood maps have been finalized and will become effective on July 31, 2024, for West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. 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...

East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, Flood Maps Become Final

DENTON, Texas – New flood maps have been finalized and will become effective on July 31, 2024, for East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. 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...

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Volunteer and Donate Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need. Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond. FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters. Doing Business with FEMA...

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Volunteer and Donate Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need. Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond. FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters. Doing Business with FEMA...

FEMA Begins Recovery Operation Transition in New Mexico

SANTA FE -- In the coming weeks, FEMA will begin the process of consolidating all recovery operations in New Mexico into a single unified operation, including the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office. This initiative is specifically designed to boost efficiency and streamline processes, ultimately benefiting impacted individuals and communities. As part of this process, current staff will be integrated into the new operational structure, and we will be establishing a Chief Operating Officer (COO) role to lead the on-the-ground long-term recovery efforts and to reflect the change in focus from development to...

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