New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1301)
Incident period: July 16, 1999 to August 7, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 22, 1999
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September 19, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster funds were authorized today to help communities in New Mexico recover from the effects of recent floods in the western part the state, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the aid was authorized under President Clinton's major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon because of damage to public facilities resulting from severe storms and flooding that occurred over the period of July 16-August 7.