Maine Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1644)

Incident period: May 13, 2006 to May 23, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 25, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 14, 2006
News Release
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Kenneth Clark recently noted the continuing effectiveness of the 1998 Colby-Sawyer drainage project in New London, NH. According to Clark, “The Colby-Sawyer project is an example of positive action by community officials to protect property from damage caused by flooding or other natural hazards.”
August 7, 2006
News Release
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- In May of this year there were 6,838 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies in force in the state of New Hampshire . Seventy-seven percent of those policies, (5,277) were insuring structures in the six disaster declared Individual Assistance counties of Belknap, Carroll, Hillsborough, Merrimack , Rockingham and Strafford.
July 26, 2006
News Release
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Between May 25 when the New Hampshire declaration was signed by President Bush and July 24, 2006, the registration deadline to apply for FEMA assistance, a total 5,702 registrations for assistance were received from residents in the six declared counties. On the final registration day, a total of 161 applications were recorded by FEMA officials.
July 26, 2006
News Release
NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Between May 25 when the Maine declaration was signed by President Bush and July 24, 2006 the registration deadline to apply for FEMA assistance, a total 1,200 registrations for assistance were received from residents in York County.  On the final registration day, a total of 11 applications were recorded by FEMA officials.
July 21, 2006
News Release
NEWINGTON, NH. -- York County Maine residents who suffered damages from the May flooding and have not registered for assistance have just three days left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The final day to register with FEMA and return the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application is July 24, 2006.
July 20, 2006
News Release
NEWINGTON, N.H.. -- As the July 24 registration deadline for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approaches, close to $2.7 million in grants and loans from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have been approved for homeowners, renters and business owners in York County, Maine.

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