Freeport, ME -- With the recent flood damage caused by tropical storm Allison, disaster officials are reminding homeowners throughout Maine that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Augusta, ME, -- When local and state financial resources are exhausted in a disaster situation, the governor of a state may seek a Presidential declaration and request federal help.
Augusta, ME -- With the signing of the Federal--State agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Maine by Gov. Angus S. King Jr., the federal government can release funds to assist communities in repairing public facilities damaged by the severe winter storms and flooding during the period of March 5--31.
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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