New Mexico Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1690)

Incident period: March 23, 2007 to March 24, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 2, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 11, 2007
News Release
CLOVIS, N.M. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Mexico Office of Emergency Management have a system in place to identify potential fraud issues by individuals who try to cash in on others’ misfortune during the disaster recovery process. “We must be good stewards when implementing disaster assistance programs. This means balancing rapid services for those in need and ensuring that taxpayer dollars are not misused," Deputy State Coordinating Officer Jeff Phillips said.
April 2, 2007
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of New Mexico to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and tornadoes during the period of March 23-24, 2007.
April 2, 2007
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration for New Mexico.

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