Fact Sheets

When a hurricane threatens, the senior population may experience additional peril. They face many more obstacles during an emergency than most people: isolation, limited mobility, and medical needs. Older adults can lower their risk by preparing for hurricanes and other emergencies before they happen.

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Recovery operations continue on multiple fronts six months after the Kentucky tornadoes on Dec. 10-11, 2021. At the request of the state, a federal emergency declaration was issued Dec. 11 and President Biden approved a major disaster declaration Dec. 12. As of June 1, a total of $81.9 million in federal disaster assistance was approved for survivors. Below are the recovery highlights:

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FEMA’s mission in New Mexico is to help residents and communities recover from the ongoing wildfires and straight-line winds that started in April. It is a complex assignment that will be lengthy. What we do and how we do it is driven by integrity, compassion, fairness and respect. We are here now and will remain in New Mexico until our job is complete.

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Disasters disrupt lives and some families may move from their damaged homes into rental properties or hotels. So, after you apply for disaster assistance, you need to let FEMA know each time your information changes. If you have not heard from FEMA regarding your application, you can call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 or visit DisasterAssistance.gov for a status update.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council (NAC) will meet on June 7 and 8, 2022. The meeting will be open to the public through virtual means. Registration is necessary.

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Last updated November 2, 2020