Washington, DC -- Androscoggin and Oxford counties have been added to the list of Maine jurisdictions that were designated for federal assistance under President Bush's emergency declaration issued last night for the snowstorm that struck the state earlier this month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
News: Maine Severe Winter Storm
March 21, 2001
March 20, 2001
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster funds were made available today for communities in western Maine hit by record snowfall earlier this month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under an emergency declaration issued by President Bush following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal assistance. The declaration covers jurisdictions with record and near-record snowfall from the late winter storm that occurred over the period of March 5-7.