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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