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 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.
September 30, 2010
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- It's National Preparedness Month - a month-long initiative sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps. FEMA and the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) are joining together to remind everyone to Be Prepared! "One important step to take to prepare for unexpected emergencies is to buy flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Sandy Coachman. DID YOU KNOW?
September 29, 2010
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- It's National Preparedness Month – a month-long initiative sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps. FEMA and the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) join together to remind everyone to Be Prepared! "Preparedness is everyone's responsibility," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Sandy Coachman. "Are you Ready?" DID YOU KNOW?
September 29, 2010
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- For state, tribal and local governments in five New Mexico counties recovering from this summer's floods, repairing public buildings, damaged roads, and infrastructure by reducing or mitigating the impact of future flood events makes sense, according to disaster recovery officials. The presidential disaster declaration of Sept. 13, 2010, opened the door for Federal Public Assistance, including state and federal cost-sharing mitigation funding in disaster-affected counties.
September 21, 2010
News Release
DENTON, Texas -- Damages from severe storms and flooding left their mark on five New Mexico counties hit earlier this summer, making them eligible to receive federal funding for repairs, according to officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). 
September 13, 2010
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for New Mexico. Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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