Observers from the Chaves County Sheriff's Department and the City of Roswell watch as Berrendo Creek begins to spill over the N. Red Bridge Road bridge in Roswell, New Mexico, Wednesday, 11 September 2013. Photo: Mark Wilson / Roswell Daily Record

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 30, 2013 (FEMA) – 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 to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of 23-28 July 2013.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local and tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms and flooding in Bernalillo, Colfax, Luna, Sandoval, and Socorro counties and the Cochiti, Kewa (Santa Domingo), San Felipe, and Sandia Pueblos.

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

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

President Declares Disaster for New Mexico



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