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2001-06-21 04:00 - News Release

Freeport, ME -- With the recent flood damage caused by tropical storm Allison, disaster officials are reminding homeowners throughout Maine that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

2001-06-15 04:00 - News Release

Augusta, ME, -- When local and state financial resources are exhausted in a disaster situation, the governor of a state may seek a Presidential declaration and request federal help.

2001-06-13 04:00 - News Release

Augusta, ME -- With the signing of the Federal--State agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Maine by Gov. Angus S. King Jr., the federal government can release funds to assist communities in repairing public facilities damaged by the severe winter storms and flooding during the period of March 5--31.

2001-06-12 04:00 - News Release

Augusta, ME -- Less than a week remains for municipalities and other governmental units, agencies, and qualifying not--for--profit organizations in Franklin, Oxford and York Counties to file to seek federal and state disaster assistance. June 18 is the deadline for filing Requests for Public Assistance for reimbursement for damage to publicly--owned facilities caused by the severe winter storms and flooding of March 5--31.

2001-06-08 04:00 - News Release

Freeport, ME -- Federal disaster funds have been made available for Kennebec, Penobscot and Washington counties to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by the recent severe storms and flooding in Maine, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Franklin, Oxford and York counties were previously designated as eligible for aid. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.

2001-05-16 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Federal disaster funds were made available for Maine today to help communities in the counties of Franklin, Oxford and York recover from the effects of severe winter storms and flooding that struck the state earlier this year, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush. The declaration covers damage to public property from the storms and flooding that occurred over the period of March 5--31.