Support the Midcoast Region’s recovery from the recent storm with our exclusive decal featuring iconic symbols such as the Pemaquid Lighthouse, oysters, and alewives. Your purchase plays a crucial role, contributing 100% to aid local businesses in rebuilding after the storm. Join us in demonstrating resilience and solidarity for our beloved community! 

Decals are available ($5.00 each) for pick-up and payment in person at the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce (277 Main St., Damariscotta). Cash or check only. (Design by: Jeniffer Cooley of Bmalori Creative)

Monday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Friday: By Chance – Call 207-563-8340 to check!

Other Ways to Support Our Community

We have set up an account at the following banking institutions, if you would like to make a donation please make checks out to the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce (DRCC) and put MIDCOAST STRONG in the memo line.

  • The First – 223 Main St., Damariscotta, ME 04543 | 1-800-564-3195
  • Bangor Savings Bank – 100 Main St., & 619 Main St., Damariscotta, ME 04543 | 1-877-226-4671

Storm Relief Assistance & Damage Reporting

Following the recent storm, our island and coastal communities are facing the severe consequences of extensive flooding and storm damage. In an effort to assist families and businesses during this challenging period, we aim to provide resources to access the necessary support for recovery from the current storm and preparedness for future events.

Reporting Damage

Ensuring swift response and assistance requires individuals with damaged property to document their losses. Please take photographs and create a comprehensive list of damages, as this information is vital for local emergency management agencies to respond effectively. Additionally, it enables the request for state and federal support resources.

To report damage, please use the provided online surveys by the Maine Emergency Management Agency:

  • For individuals and households, click here.
  • For businesses, click here.

Resources for Assistance

We extend our gratitude to the Island Institute for compiling this resource list. 

First and foremostcontact your County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)County EMAs are the critical link between cities and towns and the State. They provide support for response, recovery and mitigation to local, business and volunteer partners.

Additional resources:

To support the critical infrastructure that is the backbone of our coastal economy, Island Institute is expanding our Business Resilience Grants to address the impacts of January’s devastating storms. These funds are available for working waterfront businesses that directly support fishing and aquaculture on islands and in fishing dependent communities.  We have increased grant awards to $5,000 and have streamlined our application process to ensure these funds are available and quickly arrive in communities.  We will prioritize for-profit, shore-side infrastructure that supports multiple individuals or that play a critical role in communitiesApply here.


The Maine Bureau of Insurance has several resources to help Maine people navigate insurance questions during flooding and natural disasters.


During flooding, basement fuel oil tanks can float and release oil. If your home is affected by flooding, the Maine DEP will inspect your oil system and advise on cleaning up any spills free of charge. If you have an oil spill requiring cleanup, Maine DEP can often provide cleanup services at little or no cost to you. This service is available after any weather event. Request it by calling Maine DEP at (800) 482-0777. The line is staffed 24/7.

Local Information

21 School Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543
Ph: (207) 563-5168 Fax: (207) 563-6862
Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu: 7:30am – 5:00pm;
Wed: 1:00pm – 5:00pm; Fri: Closed  

1268 Bristol Road (State Route 130), Bristol, ME 04539
Telephone: (207) 563-5270
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 4pm

We know how many of you have loved our parks and are as saddened as we are with the devastating damage in the recent storms. We have had many requests for information on how and where to make donations towards the repairs. The estimated damage to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park and Pemaquid Beach Park is estimated to be close to $1 million. While there is some insurance, and possibly FEMA, it could be many years before we receive the money. If you would like to donate to assist in the repairs, we would greatly appreciate it.

To donate, you can:

  • Mail a check to: Bristol Parks and Recreation, 1180 Bristol Rd, Bristol, ME 04539 (Make checks payable to Bristol Parks and Recreation, and on the memo line, please specify Lighthouse Park or Beach Park.)
  • Donate via PayPal here (On the line asking what is this for, please note: Lighthouse Park or Beach Park.)
  • If you do not have PayPal and would like to use a credit to make a donation, you can call our office at 207-563-1800 and we can assist you with a transaction over the phone.