Disaster Recovery Centers To Open In Cumberland County

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Release date: 
May 14, 2007
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SCARBOROUGH, Maine ? Officials from Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open Disaster Recovery Centers to assist individuals and business owners affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred April 15-23. There will be several mobile facilities that operate for a few days each at multiple locations throughout Cumberland County as well as a fixed site. Residents can visit any location that is convenient for them. Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday for all locations.

The fixed site location operating until further notice is:

  • Portland
    Portland Arts and Technology High School
    196 Allen Ave.
    Opening May 15

Dates and times for the mobile sites are as follows:

  • Freeport
    Freeport Public Safety Parking Lot
    30 Main St.
    May 14-15

  • New Gloucester
    Pineland Center
    32 Farm View Dr.
    May 16-17

  • Bridgton
    Town Hall
    1 Chase Common
    May 18-19

  • Standish
    Standish Town Hall
    175 Northeast Rd
    May 21-22

Anyone who has suffered losses or damages as a result of the storms may go to one of the Disaster Recovery Centers to follow up on their registration. Those affected by the disaster are urged to register for assistance first by calling toll-free 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Registration can also be done online at www.fema.gov.

Those who have questions about disaster assistance may visit the centers to meet with recovery specialists in person. Representatives of state, federal and voluntary agencies, including customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will be on hand to answer questions and provide recovery information. Written materials about various assistance programs and how to reduce damages from future disasters are also available.

FEMA coordinates the federal government?s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has statutory responsibility for statewide coordination of emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. MEMA is a bureau of the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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