For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 14, 2005
Statement on Federal Assistance for Maine
The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of
Maine and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery
efforts in the area struck by record and/or near record snow on
February 10-11, 2005.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to the State
and eligible local governments in the counties of Androscoggin,
Aroostook, Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Knox, Oxford, Penobscot,
Piscataquis, Somerset, and York.
Assistance is available to State and eligible local governments on
a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures that were
undertaken to save lives and protect public health, safety and property
over a 48-hour period.
Representing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),
Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and
Response, Department of Homeland Security, named James N. Russo as the
Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEMA (202) 646-4600.
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