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 12, 2006
News Release
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 9, 2006
News Release
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Two weeks after the presidential disaster declaration for New Hampshire, more than $3.5 million in state and federal disaster aid has been approved to help residents and businesses recover from flood-related losses resulting from the severe storms and floods that wreaked havoc on six counties. State Coordinating Officer Mike Poirier of the Bureau of Emergency Management, said the number of total applicants may rise as homeowners, renters and businesses realize aid is available and their insurance may not adequately cover all losses.
June 9, 2006
News Release
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Two weeks after the presidential disaster declaration for the state of Maine, more than $500,000 in state and federal disaster aid has been approved to help York County residents and businesses recover from flood-related losses resulting from the severe storms and floods that deluged the county. State Coordinating Officer Steve Burgess of the Maine Emergency Management Agency said affected persons should apply now rather than wait for insurance settlements because insurance may not cover all of their losses.
June 7, 2006
News Release
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Maine residents whose homes have been water damaged as a result of the heavy rains that began May 13 may find themselves in the position of facing the growth of mold and mildew. Disaster recovery specialists caution that mold and mildew can begin to grow within 24 hours after a flood and occur throughout the house, including the attic, basement and crawl spaces. The health effects can be severe, especially for those with pre-existing conditions such as allergies and asthma.
June 7, 2006
News Release
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- If the recent May flooding did more damage to your personal or business property than your insurance will cover, or if you had no insurance at all, don’t panic; you may be eligible for a variety of state and federal disaster aid programs. On May 25, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster for the severe storms and floods that struck Wells County beginning May 13, making residents and business owners eligible for state and federal disaster aid.
June 7, 2006
News Release
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- York County residents whose wells or septic systems were damaged as a result of the severe storms and floods that began May 13 may be eligible for financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to complete necessary repairs. Homeowners in the county may be eligible for grant funding to pump septic tanks, perform required repairs or replace the system as needed. Damaged private wells that are the sole source of water for the home also may be repaired or decontaminated.

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