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Maine Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1755)

Incident period: April 28, 2008 to May 14, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 09, 2008


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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

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.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 263 $1,261,470.96 $1,093,134.16 $168,336.80
Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 05:00 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

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.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $3,086,499.40 $538,799.22 $3,315,278.37
Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 06:37 (Updated daily)

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Additional Information

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Maine, FEMA-1755-DR (PDF 37KB)