President Declares Disaster for New Mexico

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Release date: 
November 23, 2011
Release Number: 
HQ-11-224

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.

Federal funding is available to 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 flooding in Cibola and Sandoval Counties and in the Pueblo of Acoma and the Pueblo of Santa Clara.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the state.

Mark H. Armstrong has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Armstrong said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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