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 16, 2008
AUGUSTA, Maine - Residents of Penobscot County can now register for federal disaster assistance for damages related to the flood event that struck Maine beginning April 28. This aid is in addition to that already approved following the declaration of a federal disaster by President Bush on May 9.
May 16, 2008
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) have approved $423,909.43 in assistance to individuals in the first week since President Bush issued a major disaster declaration for Aroostook County. "This is a positive sign that the recovery process has begun," said Governor Baldacci. "We will be there with Aroostook County every step of they way."
May 14, 2008
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that six Maine counties affected by the recent flooding are now eligible for federal aid through the Public Assistance program. Aroostook, Knox, Lincoln, Piscataquis, Somerset and Waldo counties have been added to the major disaster declaration by President Bush on May 9 which provided assistance to individuals and businesses in Aroostook County.
May 14, 2008
AUGUSTA, Maine - A mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be moving through disaster-affected communities in Aroostook 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 by calling toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week or register online at www.fema.gov. Registration is also available at the recovery center if needed.
May 13, 2008
Augusta, Maine - Officials from Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a second Disaster Recovery Center in Aroostook County. The center will be at:
May 10, 2008
Augusta, Maine - Residents of Aroostook County who experienced flood damage need to register with FEMA to receive federal assistance, even if they have already called 211 or contacted the Red Cross. Those affected can apply 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.