Albuquerque Business First: Obama signs order for NM flood relief efforts

The declaration means federal aid will be available to help state and local recovery efforts. The assistance will be available on a cost-sharing basis for damage to public infrastructure in Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Eddy, Guadalupe, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, and Torrance counties, according to a news release issued jointly by the members of New Mexico’s Congressional delegation. Federal funding will also be made available on a cost-sharing basis to assist with hazard mitigation statewide. A similar declaration was made for Santa Clara Pueblo, which made its own request for public assistance.

“I want to thank the president for responding to our requests on behalf of the state and Santa Clara Pueblo,” said Sen. Tom Udall. “This assistance is badly needed in communities that sustained severe damage to roads, bridges, dams and other structures. I saw the damage firsthand, and I appreciate this quick action to assist the state and Santa Clara Pueblo. I’m going to keep working to ensure the federal government fulfills its obligations to help with restoration in New Mexico’s communities.”

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