Spend Your FEMA Grant Wisely and Only on Disaster-Related Expenses

SANTA FE, N.M. – As New Mexico residents affected by the wildfires begin receiving their FEMA disaster funds, it is important to use the money for specified disaster-related expenses. FEMA helps applicants keep their spending on track by sending a determination letter stating what the funds are for and listing the ways the money can be used. Disaster grants are not for regular living expenses. Some examples of approved expenses include: Home repairs (e.g., structure, water, septic and sewage systems) Rental assistance for rent and/or deposit Repair or replacement of an...
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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Ellis County, Texas

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps are available for review in Ellis County, Texas. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken place, but before the maps become final, community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal...
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FEMA Offers Equal Access to All New Mexico Residents Affected by Wildfires

SANTA FE, New Mexico – FEMA and the state of New Mexico are committed to providing disaster assistance to people with disabilities and access and functional needs. Assistance is also available for those who communicate in languages other than English. Some individuals without a disability may have temporary or long-term conditions where they also need a little extra help but might not think to ask for it. FEMA offers extra assistance to people such as older adults, individuals who have difficulty with English, or those who have problems with transportation or...
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New Mexicans Affected by Wildfires Can Visit a FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Ruidoso

SANTA FE, New Mexico – A Disaster Recovery Center is now open at the Eastern New Mexico University to help New Mexico residents affected by the ongoing wildfires. Residents can get help with their disaster assistance applications, upload documents and get questions answered about federal disaster assistance. The center is located at: Eastern New Mexico University 709 Mechem Dr. Ruidoso, NM, 88345 Hours of operation: Sunday, May 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Disaster Recovery Centers are dedicated, accessible and established locations where...
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New Mexicans Affected by Wildfires Can Visit FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Starting May 14

SANTA FE, New Mexico – FEMA will be operating multiple Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRC) to assist New Mexicans affected by wildfires. Residents may visit any one of the MDRCs to speak face-to-face with FEMA specialists. Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers will be located at: Ruidoso, NM Ruidoso Community Center (parking lot) 501 Sudderth Drive Ruidoso, NM 88345 Saturday, May 14 ONLY 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Las Vegas, NM Old Memorial Middle School (parking lot) 947 Legion Drive Las Vegas, NM 87701 Hours of operation: Saturday, May 14: Noon to 6...
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Submitting an SBA Loan Application Could Bring More FEMA Grant Assistance

SANTA FE, New Mexico – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application holds many benefits for New Mexico residents who apply for federal assistance after the recent wildfires. An applicant who is referred to the SBA during the initial FEMA application process is expected to complete an SBA loan application. Submitting a loan application keeps the full range of disaster assistance available as an option. SBA low-interest disaster loans are meant for more than just businesses. Applicants are often referred to the SBA after initially applying for federal disaster assistance....
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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Haskell County, Oklahoma

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps are available for review in Haskell County, Oklahoma. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken place, but before the maps become final, community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal...
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Preliminary Flood Maps for West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Ready for Public View

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in all communities and incorporated areas of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Property owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the appeal and comment periods for the maps. This is West Feliciana Parish’s first complete set of digital FIRMs. These maps serve multiple purposes, including defining...
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Preliminary Flood Maps for East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Ready for Public View

DENTON, Texas – Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in portions of the Town of Jackson; the villages of Norwood and Wilson; and unincorporated areas of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Property owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the appeal and comment periods for the maps. For this Physical Map Revision, the FIRMs for...
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New Mexico Residents Can Expect to See FEMA Visiting Their Neighborhoods

DENTON, Texas –Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams and damage assessment inspectors from FEMA are out in New Mexico communities to help residents get connected with potential assistance. New Mexico homeowners and renters in Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel and Valencia counties, who sustained damage from wildfires and straight-line winds beginning on April 5 and continuing, could be eligible for help from FEMA. If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If your...
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New Mexico Residents Affected by Wildfires Can Apply for Possible FEMA Assistance

DENTON, Texas – New Mexico homeowners and renters in the five counties, who sustained damage from the wildfires and straight-line winds beginning on April 5 and continuing, could be eligible for help from FEMA. The designated counties for FEMA Individual Assistance are Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel and Valencia. If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If your policy does not cover all your damage expenses, you may then be eligible...
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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for New Mexico

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New Mexico to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires and straight-line winds beginning on April 5 and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel and Valencia counties Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster. Federal...
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ICYMI: FEMA Deputy Administrator Erik Hooks Visits New Mexico Emergency Management and Tribal Leaders

WASHINGTON -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Erik Hooks traveled to New Mexico to connect with state and tribal leaders and discuss agency partnerships on preparedness, mitigation and response efforts as the region experiences continued increases in major wildfires.   Hooks met with tribes and the state’s emergency management leaders to discuss the ongoing response to wildfires and other ongoing recovery projects in the state. “I enjoyed discussing FEMA’s support and ongoing partnership opportunities with state and tribal leaders” said Hooks. “Wildfire mitigation, as well as preparedness and readiness efforts were priority topics,...
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