New Mexico Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1936)

Incident period: July 25, 2010 to August 9, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 13, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 21, 2010
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- As five New Mexico counties affected by flooding make repairs to damaged infrastructure, officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) are reminding everyone about the importance of flood insurance: Here are myths and facts about the program: MYTH: You can’t buy flood insurance if you are located in a high-flood-risk area.
October 7, 2010
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- Recovery from summer flooding in five New Mexico counties can only be complete after state, tribal and local officials work toward preventing or minimizing losses in a future disaster. The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offer mitigation assistance through a variety of programs. FEMA grant programs include the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM).
October 6, 2010
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- Certain private nonprofit (PNP) organizations that experienced damages from severe storms and flooding earlier this summer in five New Mexico counties may be eligible for state and federal assistance, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM).
October 5, 2010
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- State agencies, local and tribal governments as well as certain private nonprofits in five New Mexico counties hit hard by summer flooding have less than two weeks remaining to file their official requests for federal assistance, according to officials with FEMA and the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). The deadline to file a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) is Wednesday, Oct. 13.
October 4, 2010
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- Federal and state disaster assistance is available to help five New Mexico counties recover from flooding that occurred earlier this summer, according to officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM).
October 1, 2010
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) have been made aware that fraudulent text messages are being sent to residents who are recovering from floods in several states. The reported text message tells recipients they have a message waiting from FEMA, and instructs them to push the star button on their cell phone to obtain information about federal disaster assistance.  A subscription of $9.99 per month will be charged to the owner of the cell phone if the star button is pushed.

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  • New Mexico, FEMA-1936-DR (PDF 20KB)
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