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A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) and a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) operated by the state of New Mexico and FEMA will both open at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, to help New Mexicans affected by last month’s South Fork and Salt Fires and flooding.
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Just 30 days after President Biden declared a major disaster for the state of New Mexico following the South Fork and Salt Fires and flooding that began on June 17, more than $6 million in federal assistance has been approved by FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to support disaster recovery.
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Long-term, low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to New Mexico residents and businesses impacted by the South Fork and Salt Fires and flooding that began on June 17. If your damaged home or business is in Lincoln, Otero, Rio Arriba and San Juan counties or on the Mescalero Apache Reservation, you are eligible to apply.
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Renters and homeowners who live in Lincoln, Otero, Rio Arriba and San Juan counties or on the Mescalero Apache Reservation and whose primary residence is uninhabitable or inaccessible, due to the South Fork and Salt Fires and flooding, may be eligible for federal rental assistance for temporary housing. Grants are being made available to eligible New Mexicans through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program.
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Following the South Fork and Salt Fires and floods, many New Mexicans needed to leave their homes. Some are now returning to their property to learn the extent of their damage and the livability of their housing. When entering buildings damaged by flood or fire, your personal safety is always the highest priority.
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DRCs Offer In-Person Help to New Mexico Residents

New Mexico South Fork and Salt Fires and flooding that began June 17.

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Disaster Checklist New Mexico Residents Impacted by the South Fork and Salt Fires and Flooding that Began June 17, 2024