NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Disaster assistance is now available for flooding, mudflow, and debris flow damage for residents in Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, and Valencia counties. Residents who applied for FEMA assistance for wildfire damage do not need to apply again. They do need to update their application to include information on flooding, mudflow, or debris flow damage.
Thursday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced FEMA granted a request to include flooding impact in the state’s disaster declaration for counties affected by wildfires. “As flash flooding continues to threaten New Mexicans in wildfire burn scars in Lincoln, Mora, and San Miguel counties, I am grateful to President Biden and FEMA for granting my request to include flooding in New Mexico’s disaster declaration,” Lujan Grisham said in a release.
The new disaster declaration now includes flooding, mudflows and debris flow related to wild fire burn scars. New Mexicans who suffered losses or damage because of these things is now eligible to receive FEMA assistance. To apply visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Las Vegas, call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362, or visit the disaster assistance website.