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2007-09-13 04:00 - News Release

AUGUSTA, Maine -- More than $22 million in assistance has been approved to date by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These agencies continue to assist the residents and communities in the state of Maine affected by the severe storms and flooding that activated two major disaster declarations in April. These grants and loans help residents and communities bear the financial burdens imposed by the storms' extensive damage.

2007-08-30 04:00 - News Release

AUGUSTA, Maine -- The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $21 million in disaster assistance for Maine residents and communities affected by the severe storms and flooding that prompted two major disaster declarations this spring.

2007-08-15 04:00 - News Release

AUGUSTA, Maine - In the aftermath of the spring storms and flooding more than $17 million in disaster assistance has been approved to help Maine residents and communities recover, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

2007-08-02 04:00 - News Release

Augusta, Maine - After a disaster, local officials face challenges in coordinating recovery efforts. In addition to helping citizens with basic needs, communities must comply with federal, state and local laws that regulate environmental and historic preservation when rebuilding. When needed, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a team of specialists that provide consultation, and work with Public Assistance personnel in the rebuilding process.

2007-08-01 04:00 - News Release

Augusta, Maine - In the three months following two federal disaster declarations in Maine, more than $9 million in Public Assistance (PA) funds have been dispersed to impacted communities. The PA funds are part of more than $14 million in disaster aid for the state, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

2007-07-20 04:00 - News Release

AUGUSTA, Maine - Three months after the Patriots' Day flooding, Maine continues to recover from sustained damages. State and federal assistance to Maine residents and communities has surpassed $11.9 million to help individuals and communities recover, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

2007-06-28 04:00 - News Release

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - More than $7.2 million in assistance has been approved for Maine following the severe storms and flooding resulting from an April Nor'easter. Residents affected by the storm have less than two weeks to apply for assistance before the July 9 deadline.

2007-06-21 04:00 - News Release

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - Many people think that if they do not live near a river or the coast, they are not in danger of flooding - not true. In recent years, remnants of tropical storms and heavy spring and summer rainfalls have caused serious flood damage across Maine. Everyone lives in a potential flood zone and most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage.

2007-06-20 04:00 - News Release

SCARBOROUGH, Maine - More than $4.9 million in assistance has been approved for Maine following the severe storms and flooding resulting from an April Nor'easter. Residents affected by the storm have less than three weeks to apply for assistance before the July 9 deadline.

2007-06-12 04:00 - News Release

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Nearly $4 million in assistance has been approved for Maine following the severe storms and flooding resulting from an April Nor’easter.