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                     Office Of The Press Secretary
                           (Istanbul, Turkey)
For Immediate Release                                  November 18, 1999

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Maine and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Floyd on September 16-19, 1999.

The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in a five county area. The counties include Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennebec, Oxford, and Somerset.

Federal funding is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by Hurricane Floyd. Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.

The Agency said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional areas and assistance may be added after the assessments are completed.