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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 21, 2001

President Bush Issues Emergency Declaration in Maine

The  President today amended the emergency declaration issued for the March 5-7,  2001,  record/near  record  snow in the State of Maine to include the counties of Androscoggin and Oxford for assistance.

Under the emergency declaration, FEMA will provide assistance for emergency protective  measures  undertaken  to  save lives, protect public health and safety, and property for a period of 48 hours.

The  counties initially designated for assistance were Cumberland, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and York.

Joe  M.  Allbaugh,  Director  of  the  Federal  Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),  named David Rodham as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.


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