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

Incident period: March 29, 2005 to May 3, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 29, 2005

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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.
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