Maine Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1644)
Incident period: May 13, 2006 to May 23, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 25, 2006
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 19, 2006
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- In the first month following a disaster, residents may be misled by half-truths and rumors they hear about how to get help and the various assistance programs that are available. When you have suffered a loss, the last thing you need is misinformation.
June 16, 2006
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Three weeks into the recovery effort $1,081,413 in state and federal disaster aid has been approved to help Maine residents who suffered flood-related losses as a result of the May flooding, according to recovery officials. All of the homeowners and renters and businesses who have called the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to register for assistance are from heavily flooded York County. Almost 40 percent of the applicants are from the hard-hit towns of Sanford, Wells and York.
June 14, 2006
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Maine residents in the disaster-declared county, who have sustained damages to their homes from the recent severe storms and flooding, should expect inspectors to call if they have applied for state/federal disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Inspectors are now in affected area examining damaged properties and will verify the nature and extent of the damage inflicted by the storm. FEMA schedules its inspections within three to five days of the time a residence or business owner registers by phone.
June 13, 2006
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Disaster recovery officials overseeing efforts to assist area residents dealing with flood damage and loss caused by May's severe storms and flooding in York County suggest a take-charge action plan for individuals and businesses to help speed the possibility of obtaining state and federal disaster aid:
June 12, 2006
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Any Maine resident affected by the floods who needs financial assistance should be sure to complete the loan application sent by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - even if the individual is not seeking a loan, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Homeowners and renters who receive SBA loan applications after registering for disaster assistance with FEMA should complete the home disaster loan application and return it as soon as possible.
June 12, 2006
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Residents and business owners who applied for disaster aid due to the heavy flooding and received U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan applications are urged to return the completed applications quickly, even if they do not want a loan, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Maine Emergency Management Agency officials.