There’s not a lot of time left to apply for any kind of flood assistance, face-to-face. Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been traveling to flood-damaged areas in mobile disaster recovery centers.
State emergency officials are also at the centers. They’re heading to Masardis and East Millinocket on Friday and Saturday.
The center in Van Buren is expected to close this Saturday. After that, the mobile units are only scheduled to be in the state until June 7th.
F.E.M.A. officials hope anyone with any kind of damage stops by, even if they have flood insurance.
":Just because they’re getting a settlement from their flood insurance doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re not entitled to anyone additional help from F.E.M.A. and they need to come in, while we’re available, talk to us.": Said Don Sansouci, F.E.M.A. Disaster Recovery Center’s Manager.
After the disaster centers leave Maine, people can still apply for federal aid, but they’ll have to do it by phone or on the computer.
The number to call is 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) or go on-line at www.fema.gov.
The deadline to register is July 8th.