Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Oxford and Lincoln Counties

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Release date: 
May 25, 2007
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SCARBOROUGH, Maine - Officials from Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be opening two additional Disaster Recovery Centers in Lincoln and Oxford counties next week to assist individuals and business owners impacted by the severe storms and flooding that occurred April 15-23. The centers will be at:

  • Lincoln County Communications Center
    34 Bath Road
    Opening: Tuesday, May 29
    Hours: Mon. - Sat., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Oxford County Courthouse
    26 Western Avenue
    South Paris
    Opening: Wednesday, May 30
    Hours: Mon. - Sat., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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.

Disaster Recovery Centers will be staffed with recovery specialists who are available to assist individuals and businesses from the declared counties with follow-up questions about their application. Representatives from FEMA, MEMA, voluntary agencies and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand. In addition, written materials describing the various assistance programs and mitigation plans outlining how to reduce damage from future disasters will also be made 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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