BOSTON, Mass. -- Five months after December's ice storm pummeled the region, nearly $10 million in federal disaster assistance has been obligated to help Maine recover from the devastating winter storm. "This was the worst winter storm we've had in more than ten years," said State Coordinating Officer Ginnie Ricker. "This assistance has really helped to lift the financial burden on our cities and towns for completing the cleanup work."
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Portsmouth, N.H. -- More than $5 million in federal disaster aid has been obligated to assist Maine communities following last December's historic ice storm that affected millions across the region. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) are coordinating local recovery efforts. "This has been another costly winter for many Maine communities," said State Coordinating Officer Ginnie Ricker. "We continue working to ensure that the cities and towns affected by the ice storm get the assistance they need."
AUGUSTA, Maine - More than $1 million in federal aid has been disbursed to help Maine communities recover from last December's ice storm after the presidential disaster declaration on January 9 made local governments and municipalities in seven counties eligible for federal assistance.
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for Maine. Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for Maine to help Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm and flooding during the period December 11-29, 2008.