Maine Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1755)

Incident period: April 28, 2008 to May 14, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 9, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 28, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) in Van Buren will close at 6 p.m, Saturday, May 31. To date, more than 400 people have visited Disaster Recovery Centers in Aroostook and Penobscot counties to talk with recovery officials and get help completing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan applications. The mobile Disaster Recovery Center schedule is as follows:
May 23, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - Applicants deemed ineligible for assistance are not out of options. FEMA and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) remind flood victims that they should follow up on their cases if they disagree with a decision. "It's important that even after you have registered with FEMA that you call with any updates to your case status, such as additional insurance information or changes in contact information," said Ginnie Ricker MEMA deputy director and state coordinating officer.
May 23, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has designated Penobscot County eligible to apply for federal aid as a result of floods that occurred April 28 through May 14. Penobscot is the seventh Maine County eligible for federal aid through the Public Assistance program. This aid is in addition to the major disaster declaration issued by President Bush on May 9, which made the Individuals and Households program available to Penobscot County residents on May 16.
May 22, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - A mobile Disaster Recovery Center continues to move through disaster-affected communities in Aroostook County to assist individuals and business owners impacted by the flooding that occurred beginning April 28.
May 21, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - Disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) encourage Maine flood victims who have registered with FEMA to take the step of filling out a disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) even if they do not want a loan. Individuals can visit the federal/state Disaster Recovery Centers operating in Aroostook and Penobscot County to receive help completing the loan packets.
May 17, 2008
News Release
AUGUSTA, Maine - A mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be moving through disaster-affected communities in Penobscot County to assist individuals and business owners impacted by the flooding that occurred beginning April 28. Those affected are encouraged to first register for assistance either online at www.fema.gov or by calling toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice. Those with speech or hearing impairment may call TTY 1-800-462-7585.

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation

Additional Information


Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Maine, FEMA-1755-DR (PDF 37KB) 
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