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New Mexico Penasco Fire (FM-2402)

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Incident period: April 30, 2002 to June 03, 2002
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on May 01, 2002


May 1, 2002 - News Release

Washington, D.C.-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today again moved swiftly to help New Mexico battle another wildfire outbreak, authorizing the use of federal funds immediately after the Penasco fire began endangering life and property in Otero County. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the state's request for federal fire management assistance this afternoon when it was confirmed that the 800-acre blaze had caused the evacuation of residents in the town of Mayhill located about 12 miles southeast of Cloudcroft.

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 $2,505,601.52 $13,605.67 n/a
Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 06:31 (Updated daily)

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