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New Mexico Severe Winter Storm and Extreme Cold Temperatures (DR-1962)

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Incident period: February 01, 2011 to February 05, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 24, 2011


April 20, 2011 - News Release

DENTON, Texas -- The deadline is quickly approaching for state agencies, tribal, pueblo and local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations in New Mexico to ask for disaster assistance. President Obama signed New Mexico’s major disaster declaration on March 24 for Lincoln, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sierra, Socorro and Taos counties and the tribal and pueblo governments of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, Santa Ana Pueblo, Taos Pueblo and the Rio Arriba County portions of Santa Clara Pueblo.

April 19, 2011 - Updates

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has five grant programs to help communities reduce loss of life and property:           Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP),          Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM),          Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC), and          Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL).

April 15, 2011 - News Release

DENTON, Texas -- Three more Pueblos and the remaining portions of one Pueblo are now eligible for federal assistance in New Mexico, as that state continues to recover from the damages and losses caused by a winter storm from earlier this year.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $1,801,838.12 $973,829.45 $773,695.45
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • New Mexico, FEMA-1962-DR (PDF 23KB)