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2-1-1 Maine is part of a national movement to centralize and streamline access to health and human service information and resources. The state of Maine has over 300 hotlines and help lines and thousands of programs offering all types of health and human services. 211 Maine offers an easy-to-remember universal number and website for non-emergency help all in one resource.
The American Red Cross of Maine, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
An emergency can happen at any moment, and every community in the U.S. must be ready to respond. A pandemic, natural disaster, or chemical or radiological release often strikes without warning. No matter what the cause, the CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response works with partners across the U.S. and the world to protect health 24/7.
The Department of Homeland Security provides the coordinated, comprehensive federal response in the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency while working with federal, state, local, and private sector partners to ensure a swift and effective recovery effort.
The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.
NE511 (short for New England 511) website is a one-stop-shop for up-to-the-minute traffic information in the New England area covering the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Traveler Information System website helps travelers make better decisions about traveling around northern New England area by providing an interactive map and personalized trip account for free.
The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) coordinates the mitigation (risk reduction) preparedness, response and recovery from emergencies and disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes or hazardous materials spills at the state level. MEMA also provides guidance, and assistance to county and local governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to provide protection to citizen and property, and increase resiliency in the face of disaster.
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.
Directed Page: NWS Forecast Office Gray/Portland, ME
Ready.gov is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change.
Directed Page: USGS 01064118 Presumpscot River at Westbrook, Maine
The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is a map released every Thursday, showing parts of the U.S. that are in (D0), showing areas that may be going into or are coming out of drought, and four levels of drought: moderate (D1), severe (D2), extreme (D3) and exceptional (D4).