2018-01-03 / Local

President approves Maine disaster declaration

The Times Record

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Maine to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm and flooding from Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2017.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm and flooding in 13 of 16 of Maine’s counties, including Cumberland and Sagadahoc.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

James N. Russo has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Russo said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of damage assessments.

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