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Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams (DR-1591)

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Incident period: March 29, 2005 to May 03, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 29, 2005


August 10, 2005 - News Release

PORTLAND, Maine -- Aroostook County has been added to the list of Maine counties eligible for federal and state disaster aid for damage sustained in the severe storms, flooding, snow melt and ice jams between March 29 and May 3, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Michael D. Brown, FEMA director and Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Department of Homeland Security, said the assistance was approved following a review of data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.

July 6, 2005 - News Release

PORTLAND, Maine -- Briefings have been scheduled for local officials in Maine to explain how to apply for federal disaster aid in the wake of flooding in 11 counties between March 29 and May 3, 2005. The schedule is listed below.Officials from the Maine Emergency Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the briefing and kickoff meetings with local governments and state agencies will help them identify projects eligible for reimbursement through FEMA’s Public Assistance progra.m.. The applicants have 30 days to apply for assistance.

June 29, 2005 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds have been made available for Maine to supplement state and local recovery efforts in communities struck by floods earlier this year.

Financial Assistance

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 Approved

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.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $6,969,403.65 $175,399.76 $6,837,654.19
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

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