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April 28, 2000
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid was made available today to help communities in six Maine counties recover from the effects of a series of severe spring storms that began late last month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage to public property from the storms that produced heavy rains and subsequent river ice jams and flooding beginning March 28.