Disaster Recovery Center To Open In South Portland

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Release date: 
May 18, 2007
Release Number: 
1691/93-008

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - Officials from Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a mobile Disaster Recovery Center for two days in South Portland to assist Cumberland County individuals and business owners impacted by the severe storms and flooding that occurred April 15-23. The center will be at:

Central Fire Station
684 Broadway Street
South Portland
May 23 and May 24, 8 a.m. ? 8 p.m.

Individuals and businesses from Cumberland County are encouraged to go to the Disaster Recovery Center to follow up on their registration for assistance. Those affected are asked to first register for assistance 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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