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York County Disaster Assistance Registration Hotline

 

May 26, 2006

 

AUGUSTA, MAINE -- Officials at the Maine Emergency Management Agency announced today that the President and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have declared a major disaster in York County as a result of last week’s flooding and heavy rainfall.

A toll-free application hotline has been established for those who suffered property damages or loss in York County. Those affected by the disaster may apply for assistance immediately by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, seven days a week, until further notice. The toll-free number will be staffed and operational through the upcoming holiday weekend. Those with speech and hearing impairment may call TTY 1-800-462-7585. Alternatively, citizens may register for assistance online at www.fema.gov.

The York County Emergency Management Agency will be staffed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm through the weekend, for those with immediate health and safety needs, such as serious problems with shelter, personal safety, or medical needs. York County EMA’s phone number is 324-1578. All others requesting assistance are advised to first call the FEMA hotline to apply for help.

The disaster declaration makes residents of York County eligible for a wide range of programs such as funding for temporary disaster housing assistance, US Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loans for individuals and businesses to repair or replace damaged property, grants for serious disaster-related needs, and expenses not covered by insurance or other assistance programs, and disaster unemployment assistance.

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