Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 29, 2014
Total Public Assistance Grants
Dollars Obligated: $70,129,768.64
Hello and Welcome. Thank you for visiting the disaster-specific website for flood recovery here in New Mexico following the 2014 summer flooding in the state. Here, you will find weekly updates on our recovery efforts. We hope you visit often.
A message from the State
Nancy Casper, the Federal Coordinating Officer, and Beverley Simpson and I, who are serving as the State Coordinating Officers, are pleased to be working together to assist our state and numerous communities recover from the floods that happened from July 27- August 5 and September 15-26. It was less than two months ago, when not one, but two presidential disaster declarations were approved. Today, we are already seeing great progress through collaboration and coordination. “The flooding between July and September was devastating for many of our communities,” said Statman. “We are pleased that now the two federal declarations will bring much needed funding to all of these hard-hits areas.” added Simpson.
Anita Statman, State Coordinating Officer – 4197 and Beverley Simpson, State Coordinating Officer - 4199
A message from FEMA
The Oct. 6 federal declaration designated six counties and two pueblos eligible for federal aid under the FEMA Public Assistance program. Those counties and pueblos include Guadalupe, Lincoln, Otero, Rio Arriba, San Miguel and Sandoval, and the Pueblo of Acoma and Santa Clara Pueblo. The Oct. 29 declaration designated eight counties under the same federal assistance program. Those counties include Colfax, Eddy, Lincoln, Lea, Otero, Santa Fe, San Miguel and Sierra. Eligible applicants include state agencies, tribal and local governments, community ditch associations, and certain private nonprofits. Eligible work may include debris removal, emergency protective measures taken to save life and property, repairs to roads, bridges, water control facilities, public buildings, contents and utilities and repairs to parks and recreational facilities. “FEMA’s commitment is to provide funding to eligible entities in designated counties and pueblos as quickly as possible,” said Casper. “We are going to be moving through the recovery process expeditiously.”
Nancy Casper, FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer
Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved
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
Total Public Assistance Grants (PA) - Dollars Obligated✝
Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated✝
Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated✝
✝ Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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