New Mexico Severe Storms & Flooding (DR-1659)

Incident period: July 26, 2006 to September 18, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 30, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 4, 2006
News Release
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Federal and state disaster officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Alamogordo will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Tuesday, October 10. (Monday is a federal holiday.) A FEMA representative will be available at the center to continue assisting FEMA applicants.
September 29, 2006
News Release
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Dona Ana County residents who are unemployed as a result of the storms and floods between July 26 and Sept. 18, 2006 have until October 7 to file a Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) claim.
September 29, 2006
News Release
Santa Fe, New Mexico -- New Mexico residents and business owners in Dona Ana and Otero counties who sustained damage from the severe storms and flooding between July 26 and Sept. 18, 2006 have only one month left to apply for disaster assistance. October 30 is the last day applications will be taken for individual assistance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Mexico Office of Emergency Management.
September 27, 2006
News Release
SANTA FE, N.M. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers in both Hatch and Alamogordo will remain open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice, but will no longer be open on Saturdays, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of New Mexico Office of Emergency Management officials.
September 22, 2006
News Release
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Disaster assistance has been made available for McKinley County to help local governments recover from the effects of severe storms and flooding in New Mexico between July 26 and Sept. 18, 2006, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Mexico Office of Emergency Management.  "McKinley was added to the list of eligible counties based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state damage assessment teams," said Federal Coordinating Officer Tony Russell.
September 22, 2006
News Release
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Those who received damages from the severe storms and flooding between July 26 and Sept. 18, 2006 are still eligible to apply for disaster assistance, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New Mexico Office of Emergency Management officials. “Any damage resulting from severe storms and flooding after the closing date of Sept. 18 will not be covered by the disaster declaration,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Tony Russell.

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