BOSTON - As New England works to recover from the powerful ice storm that left millions without power, neighbors are coming together to help each other and all levels of government along with the private sector are working together to restore a sense of normalcy. Unfortunately there is also a small group out there seeking to take advantage of those affected by the storm.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The President today announced an emergency declaration for the State of Maine and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm beginning on December 11, 2008, and continuing.
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Maine. "Emergency" is any occasion or instance in which the president determines that federal assistance is needed to supplement state and local efforts to save lives and protect property and public health and safety or to avert the threat of a catastrophe in any part of the United States. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.
If and when public assistance obligated dollar information is available for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.