FEMA Remains in New Mexico to Support Residents

FEMA Remains in New Mexico to Support Residents

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.

FEMA at Work for Residents

As of June 6, FEMA has approved more than $2.7 million to help New Mexico residents recover from the ongoing wildfires. Approximately 890 applicants have been approved for disaster assistance through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP), which supports individuals and families.

Apply for FEMA Assistance

FEMA is committed to helping all eligible New Mexico residents recover. Residents of Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel and Valencia counties are eligible to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance. This could include temporary housing, repairs and other uninsured or underinsured loss.

You can visit any FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) for assistance filing your FEMA application, upload documents or get answers to questions about federal disaster assistance. Other recovery specialists from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the state and nonprofit organizations are also typically available in a DRC to address additional needs.

For a complete list of DRCs in New Mexico, visit the egateway.fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator. No appointment necessary. All centers are closed Sundays.

You may also apply online. It’s the quickest and easiest way to create an application and/or upload accompanying documents. Just go to disasterassistance.gov and click the appropriate icon to start your application or check your application status.

If you are not able to visit a DRC or apply online, call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Specialists staff the toll-free number from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

To address many of the common myths and rumors during the New Mexico wildfires, FEMA activated a rumor/myth webpage on the disaster homepage. Visit the FAQ/Rumor page at fema.gov/nm-rumors.

For the latest information visit fema.gov/disaster/4652. Follow the FEMA Region 6 Twitter account at twitter.com/FEMARegion6 or on Facebook at facebook.com/FEMARegion6/.

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