🔥 NM Wildfires: Another Change to the Presidential Disaster Declaration, Upcoming Deadline, Weekly Webinars To Keep You Informed, Disaster Recovery Centers

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🔥 NM Wildfires 🆘

✔ Another Change to the NM Wildfires
Presidential Disaster Declaration

✔ Upcoming Deadline

✔ Weekly Webinars To Keep You Informed

✔ Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC)


Have you been affected by the New Mexico wildfires?

SBA New Mexico has up-to-date information, resources/links, and ways to keep you updated!

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✔ Another Change to the NM Wildfires
Presidential Disaster Declaration


August 02, 2022—Amendment #3

Incident: Wildfires, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Mudflows, and Debris Flows directly related to the Wildfires

Incident Period: 04/05/2022–07/23/2022

Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/06/2022 

Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/06/2023

Supplementary Information:
The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for the State of NEW MEXICO, dated 05/04/2022, is hereby amended to extend the deadline for filing applications for physical damages as a result of this disaster from 08/04/2022 to 09/06/2022. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged.

📜 Updates are reflected in the NM_17440_Fact Sheet (dated 08/02/22)English and Spanish


  • Amendment #1 was made on June 30, 2022, and extended the deadline for filing applications for physical damage from 07/05/22 to 08/04/22. All other information in the original declaration remained unchanged. 
  • Amendment #2 was made on July 27, 2022, and expand the incident for this disaster to include flooding, mudflows, and debris flows directly related to the wildfires. This disaster declaration also amended the incident period for this disaster from 04/05/2022 and continuing to 04/05/2022 through 07/23/2022. All other information in the original declaration remained unchanged.
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Disaster Assistance Now Available for Flooding, Mudflow and Debris Flow Damage

07/28/2022 FEMA Press Release: What to do if you have damage from flooding, mudflows or debris flows now that these incidents have been added to the disaster declaration.
English | Spanish

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Full Service Debris Removal Program - FREE!

The Full Service Debris Removal Program provides comprehensive post-fire cleanup services at no out-of-pocket cost to property owners affected by Hermit’s Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, Flooding, and Debris Flows. To enroll in the program, property owners must submit a Right-of-Entry Permit to their county. Property owners who do not wish to participate should complete a Debris Removal Opt-Out form. 

Details and forms:

Mora County: 1 Courthouse Dr., Mora, NM 87732
San Miguel County: 
500 W National Ave, Suite 106, Las Vegas, NM, 87701

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✔ Upcoming Deadline

⏰ Tuesday, September 6, 2022

📝 SBA Disaster Loan–Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) deadline is February 6, 2023. EIDL Loans are available to businesses in the primary and neighboring declared counties.

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✔ Weekly Webinars To Keep You Informed


SBA New Mexico District Office (NMDO) Webinar Series:

New Mexico Wildfires: How To Start the Disaster Recovery Process, Resources, and the Latest Updates

Join the SBA New Mexico District Office (NMDO) for an overview of disaster assistance resources available to businesses, homeowners, renters, and nonprofits negatively impacted by the New Mexico wildfires.

The SBA Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) and FEMA will provide resources available to New Mexicans in or around the declared disaster areas. Guest speakers from federal and state government agencies and SBA Resource Partners will also present on resources they can provide. Guest speakers vary weekly (e.g., NM Economic Development Department (EDD)NM SBDCNM Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)NM Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)). 

Note: If your agency would like to be a guest speaker, please contact mercedes.chavez@sba.gov.


📆 WEEKLY, every Thursday at 11:00 am MDT (until further notice) 

Location: Virtual/Online (MS Teams)

Cost: Free

Intended audience: Everyone

  • New Mexicans affected by the wildfires/winds
  • Government agencies/departments or anyone who can assist with disseminating the information to the public
  • Private/public businesses, nonprofits, etc. 
  • Media/Press

Hosted/Presented by: The SBA New Mexico District Office (NMDO)

Important: Registration is not required. Click the link below 5 minutes before the webinar to join.

Click here to join the event


Call into the event (audio only):
+1 505-373-1567,,27958936# United States, Albuquerque
Phone Conference ID: 279 589 36#

Need assistance or have questions about the webinar? Contact mercedes.chavez@sba.gov.

Media/Press inquiries: 
Contact cynthia.cowell@sba.gov or elizabeth.vargas@sba.gov.

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✔ Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC)

Visit a federal-state Disaster Recovery Center for in-person disaster recovery assistance.

❗ Important

DRCs are available to those who need in-person assistance with the application process, do not have access to a computer/internet, have questions or issues, or are unsure where to begin.

Those who do not wish to visit a DRC, or are unable, can apply online:
FEMA: www.disasterassistance.gov or on the FEMA mobile app
SBA: disasterloanassistance.sba.gov

💡 Tip!

Applicants can start the process online (see the FEMA and SBA disaster assistance links above). If assistance is needed during the process, the SBA online application can be saved, and the applicant can visit a DRC in person for help or contact SBA Customer Service at 1-800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. For assistance with the FEMA application, call 1-800-621-3362.

Below is a list of the current New Mexico Disaster Recover Centers. For more information, available services, a list of federal/state agencies and other entities that will be on-site, and directions, go to www.fema.gov/drc.


San Miguel County

Old Memorial Middle School

947 Legion drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Monday–Friday, 10:00 am–6:00 pm MDT
Saturday, 10:00 am–2:00 pm MDT
Closed on Sundays

🟩 Center is currently OPEN/Operational

SBA Disaster Assistance for businesses, homeowners, renters, and nonprofits. sba.gov/disaster

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