Responding to Maine’s spring flooding, President Bush has expanded his disaster declaration to include Penobscot County.
That announcement frees up federal grants and low-interest loans to individuals and loans for businesses. The funds can be used for temporary housing, repairs and disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other assistance programs.
Aroostook County, which was hit hardest by the flooding, has qualified for similar help. Six Maine counties — Aroostook, Knox, Lincoln, Piscataquis, Somerset and Waldo — are eligible for federal help in repairing roads and other public property.
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