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Maine Severe Winter Storm and Flooding (DR-1815)

Incident period: December 11, 2008 to December 29, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 09, 2009


May 14, 2009 - News Release

BOSTON, Mass. -- Five months after December's ice storm pummeled the region, nearly $10 million in federal disaster assistance has been obligated to help Maine recover from the devastating winter storm. "This was the worst winter storm we've had in more than ten years," said State Coordinating Officer Ginnie Ricker. "This assistance has really helped to lift the financial burden on our cities and towns for completing the cleanup work."

April 3, 2009 - News Release

Portsmouth, N.H. -- More than $5 million in federal disaster aid has been obligated to assist Maine communities following last December's historic ice storm that affected millions across the region.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are coordinating local recovery efforts.  "This has been another costly winter for many Maine communities," said State Coordinating Officer Ginnie Ricker.  "We continue working to ensure that the cities and towns affected by the ice storm get the assistance they need."

February 23, 2009 - News Release

AUGUSTA, Maine - More than $1 million in federal aid has been disbursed to help Maine communities recover from last December's ice storm after the presidential disaster declaration on January 9 made local governments and municipalities in seven counties eligible for federal assistance.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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 $9781024.74 $9553307.85 $198758.02
Last Updated: Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:41 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Maine, FEMA-1815-DR (PDF 26KB)