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Knox, Lincoln, Oxford and Sagadahoc County Residents Eligible for Disaster Assistance

 

May 23, 2007

 

Governor John Baldacci learned today that residents of Knox, Lincoln, Oxford and Sagadahoc counties who were affected by the Patriot's Day Storm can qualify for direct federal assistance.

Individuals can begin the application process by calling 1-800-621-3362; 1-800-462-7585 (TTY). Individuals can also register at http://www.fema.gov

Those people who had previously reported damages to their town or county must now register to receive assistance.

The four counties join York and Cumberland, which became eligible for individual assistance on May 9. "This is good news for the people who were hurt by the Patriot's Day storm," Governor Baldacci said. "Recovery from a major storm like the one Maine endured takes time. Additional federal assistance will help families and businesses move forward with their lives."

Thirteen Maine counties have qualified for federal assistance to make repairs to public property, such as roads and bridges.

Six counties have qualified for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The federal assistance may be used for temporary housing, repairs and for disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other assistance programs.

FEMA assistance does not typically cover the entire cost to repair storm damage. For people with insurance, the aid may help pay for basic needs not covered by insurance. FEMA's assistance for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, an applicant must complete an SBA loan application to be eligible for assistance that covers real estate, business losses, personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.

 

 

Last update: 07/20/10