The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
August 24, 2012
President Obama Signs New Mexico Disaster Declaration
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New Mexico and ordered Federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding during the period of June 22 to July 12, 2012.
Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding in the counties of Lincoln and Sandoval and the Santa Clara Pueblo.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and Tribes within the state.
W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Nancy M. Casper as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.
FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT: FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@DHS.GOV