New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1783)

Incident period: July 26, 2008 to August 20, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 14, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 19, 2008
News Release
RUIDOSO, NM ? After the July flooding that occurred in Lincoln and Otero counties, many homeowners and businesses learned too late that their insurance did not cover flood damages.? Time and time again, far too many individuals shoulder these burdens without the financial cushion of flood insurance. In some instances, people have been told they cannot buy flood insurance because of where they live, or because they've flooded before.
August 25, 2008
News Release
Ruidoso, NM. -- All counties throughout the State of New Mexico may now be eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). "The major disaster declaration initially included Public Assistance for Lincoln and Otero Counties and designated Lincoln eligible for Hazard Mitigation. Now the declaration has been amended to include all counties in the State for the Hazard Mitigation Program," said Nancy Casper, Federal Coordinating Officer.
August 14, 2008
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 New Mexico to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding beginning on July 26, 2008, and continuing.
August 14, 2008
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 issued for New Mexico. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
Main Content

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • New Mexico, FEMA-1783-DR (PDF 37KB)
State/Tribal Government: 
Back to Top