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If you are a survivor of Maine’s severe storms and flooding that took place January 9-13, 2024, and live in Cumberland, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, Washington or York counties, you could be eligible for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. FEMA may pay temporary rent, including a security deposit, at a place other than your damaged home, to help you get back on your feet.

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Rhode Island residents in Kent, Providence and Washington counties affected by the storms and flooding that occurred December 17-19, 2023 and January 9-13, 2024 could be eligible for continued rental assistance for temporary housing through FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. FEMA pays temporary rent, including a security deposit, at a place other than your damaged home, to help you get back on your feet.

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Key Changes to FY 2024 Emergency Operations Center Grant Program

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In Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is providing $103,189,080 to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities. These funds will support flexible, sustainable, secure, strategically located, and fully interoperable Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs.

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Questions and answers concerning FY 2024 Emergency Operations Center Grant Program

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Mainers who live in Cumberland, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, Washington or York counties and had a privately-owned dock, port or wharf damaged or destroyed by the severe storms and flooding that took place January 9-13, FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may provide financial assistance for replacement or repairs.

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In some cases, it is not necessary to file a claim with your insurance company in order to be approved for FEMA assistance. If you know that your policy will not cover the damage that you incurred in the severe storms and flooding that took place Dec. 17-19, 2023 and/or Jan. 9-13, 2024 in Kent, Providence or Washington counties, you can simply submit insurance policy documentation with your FEMA application.

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Survivors of the Aug. 24-26, 2023, severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and Wayne counties have just two weeks left to apply for federal assistance.

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The deadline to apply for FEMA disaster assistance has passed but help from FEMA and others is still available for renters, homeowners and businesses in Spokane County affected by the Gray-Oregon Road wildfires.

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