President Declares Disaster For New Mexico

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Release date: 
December 6, 2011
Release Number: 
4047-001

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.

The meetings follow a Presidential Declaration on November 23, 2011, providing federal funding to designated state, tribal, and eligible local governments (including Cibola and Sandoval counties, and the pueblos of Acoma and Santa Clara) and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the floods.

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

New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (DHSEM) Public Assistance recovery specialists will conduct Applicant Briefings with officials Wednesday, December 7. Immediately following, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives will conduct Kickoff meetings with potential applicants.

Applicant Briefings Schedule, Wednesday, December 7

Pueblo of Santa Clara 9 a.m. 1 Kee St, Espanola

Pueblo of Acoma 10 a.m. 33A Pinsbarri Dr., Acoma

City of Grants 2 p.m. 600 West Santa Fe Ave, Grants

Pueblo of Cochiti 2 p.m. 255 Cochiti St., Pueblo of Cochiti

“The declaration included Cibola and Sandoval counties,” DHSEM Secretary Mike Duvall said. “If any additional damages to public infrastructure occurred within the counties, we encourage local leadership to reach out to us as soon as possible this week.”

“Additional designations to the declaration can be made if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments,” Federal Coordinating Officer Mark H. Armstrong said. “However, time is critical for submitting add-on requests.”

State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations impacted by the floods from August 19-24 should call DHSEM at 505-476-9600.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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