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.
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:
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.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.
Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.
Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.
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Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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