Disaster Assistance for Wildfires

Dear Friend,

Multiple wildfires burning across our state have put New Mexicans in a life or death crisis. That’s why I worked alongside our state’s entire Congressional Delegation and Governor Lujan Grisham to secure President Biden’s swift approval of a Major Disaster Declaration that will send sorely needed help to impacted communities in New Mexico.

Individuals in Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, and Valencia Counties who have experienced losses from these wildfires can begin applying today with FEMA the following ways:

  • Apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
  • Constituents may call the application phone number at 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. MT.

In addition, my staff will be hosting a series of Mobile Office Hours in Peñasco, Las Vegas, and Glorieta on Friday and Saturday to provide direct assistance to New Mexicans who have been impacted by the fires. We will be on hand with information on federal disaster assistance, recovery of federal documents, and help if you are experiencing difficulties with the federal government.

Peñasco Mobile Office Hours – Friday, May 6, 2022

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich's Staff

WHEN: From 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. MT

WHERE: Peñasco High School Gym - Fire Evacuation Site - 13 School Road, Peñasco, N.M. 87553, (575) 770-8708

Las Vegas Mobile Office Hours – Saturday, May 7, 2022

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s Staff

WHEN: From 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT

WHERE947 Old National Road, Las Vegas, NM 87701 - Open for all Evacuees –  (505) 454-5710 

 

Glorieta Mobile Office Hours – Saturday, May 7, 2022

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s Staff

WHEN: From 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MT

WHERE: Glorieta Conference Center, 11 NM-50, Glorieta, N.M. 87535, (505) 428-6424

For trusted information and the latest updates on wildfires in New Mexico, I encourage you to continue to monitor NMFireInfo.com. If you need support identifying shelter or other resources, you can call the state fire resource hotline at 1-800-432-2080, Option #4. You can also click here to view an interactive map that reflects the latest evacuation orders for the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires in San Miguel and Mora Counties.

If there is any way that I can be of assistance to you or your family, please call my office at (505) 346-6601. I will continue to do everything possible to support the effort to fight the wildfires burning today, rebuild in the aftermath, and mitigate future devastation.

Sincerely,

MARTIN HEINRICH
United States Senator