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July 22, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), more than $5,139,716 in assistance has been approved following the severe storms and flooding that struck the northern and mid-coast regions of Maine this spring. Of that total, more than $1.9 million in grants and loans have been provided to Maine households.
July 16, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) remind individuals to exercise due diligence when hiring contractors. "Disasters can unfortunately attract scam artists," said Ginnie Ricker, state coordinating officer for MEMA. "Residents should take care when selecting contractors to perform repair work to avoid being victims of fraud." FEMA and MEMA are offering some practical guidelines for homeowners:
July 14, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine. -- Floodwaters can bring about many ruinous effects, not the least of which is mold. Disaster recovery and health officials continue to urge flood victims to reexamine flood-damaged property thoroughly for developing mold and mildew in order to avoid possible health problems.
June 30, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - Only one week remains for northern Maine residents and business owners who sustained damage from the flooding occurring April 28-May 14 to apply for disaster assistance. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 8.
June 26, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - When a disaster strikes, the initial reaction is typically to address personal and family safety issues first. In the aftermath of a disaster, local, state and federal along with voluntary organizations have a variety of programs at their disposal to help individuals recover. These programs help one person at a time. However, disasters also impact the community as a whole, damaging public facilities and increasing the workload of local governments.
June 20, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine – According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), more than $2.7 million in assistance has been approved following the severe storms and flooding from April 28 to May 14.
June 17, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine – Just three weeks remain for northern Maine residents to register for state and federal disaster assistance for the flooding that occurred from April 28-May 14. The deadline to apply is July 8, 2008.
June 11, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine – According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), more than $1.8 million in assistance has been approved following the severe storms and flooding from April 28 to May 14.
June 6, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at the Municipal Center, 416 West Main Street, Fort Kent will close at 6 p.m, Saturday, June 14th. Hours of operation until that time are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
June 3, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to people whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of the recent severe storms and flooding in Aroostook and Penobscot Counties. Those who were prevented from starting a new job or self-employment, or who are no longer working normal hours due to this disaster may also qualify for DUA assistance.

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