SCARBOROUGH, Maine - Officials from Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open additional Disaster Recovery Centers the last week of May 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 York and Cumberland counties. A fixed site in each county will also continue to operate. Residents can visit any location that is convenient for them. Current operating hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday for all locations. Effective May 25, hours will change to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday for all locations. All centers will be closed on Memorial Day.
The fixed site locations operating until further notice are:
Portland Arts and Technology High School
196 Allen Ave.
York County Community College
112 College DR
Dates for the mobile sites are as follows:
Community Govt. Offices
71 Norton St.
Central Fire Station
684 Broadway Street
Camp Ellis Fire Station
11 Bayview Rd.
North Scarborough Fire Station
16 Saco St.
Public Safety Office
425 Sokokis Ave.
49 Falmouth Rd.
York Parks and Recreation Center
200 U.S. Rte 1
May 31-June 1
263 Mountain Rd
May 31-June 1
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.