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Important Maine Flood Recovery Information


May 3, 2008

3:00 PM


AUGUSTA, MAINE – Individuals from Aroostook and other counties in the state who have been impacted by flooding are asked to call 211 to report damages and other needs.

Governor John Baldacci has requested disaster assistance for individuals and businesses in Aroostook County, but the State is awaiting verification of that assistance.

It continues to be important for individuals to report damages and needs. If FEMA assistance is granted, the process register for assistance will be widely advertised, and 211 will have that information as well. Also:

  • Call your insurance company start the claim procedure, and determined what is covered by insurance.

  • Please call 211 to report your damages even if you have insurance. It is important for the state to understand how many people have been affected.

  • Document all the damages to your home or business. Take pictures if possible. Save all receipts for any repairs or clean-up costs.

  • DO proceed with needed repairs and clean-up. Your safety comes first. Document damages, then go ahead with repairs and clean-up.

  • Stay in touch with local officials for the latest information on local conditions, services and resources.

  • LISTEN for news about FEMA assistance. If this becomes available, it will be important to register with FEMA for assistance, and you will hear instructions about how to do that.

Important Numbers:

  • Life-threatening emergency: Dial 911
  • To report damages to your home or business, learn about services available to you now, or get health and safety information: Dial 211 or visit
  • For information on road conditions. Dial 511 or visit
  • If you have oil spilled in your basement or on your property: Call DEP at 1- 800-482-0777.

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