New Mexico Flooding (DR-4047)
Incident period: August 19, 2011 to August 24, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 23, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 15, 2012
DENTON, Texas -- More than $5.4 million has been awarded to the state of New Mexico by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for debris and sediment removal from a number of retention ponds in the aftermath of severe storms and torrential rains in late August 2011. More than $4.1 million of the funding will cover costs related to the removal and disposal of silt and debris from 11 secondary retention structures for the Santa Clara Pueblo. Nearly $1.3 million of the funding will cover costs to remove and dispose of sediment from a Cochiti Pueblo retention structure.
December 19, 2011
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 the State of New Mexico.Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
December 16, 2011
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Officials from the Village of Milan, Cebolletta Land Grant and Sandoval County will meet with state and federal representatives to start the recovery process for infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the flooding August 19-24.
December 16, 2011
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – President Obama amended his November 23, 2011, declaration to include the designations of Los Alamos County and the Pueblo of Cochiti for flooding that occurred from August 19-24, 2011. The Presidential Declaration provides federal funding to designated state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the floods.
December 6, 2011
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Officials from the pueblos of Acoma, Cochiti and Santa Clara as well as the City of Grants, will meet this week with state and federal representatives to start the recovery process for infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the flooding August 19-24.
November 23, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Mexico and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding during the period of August 19-24, 2011.