Maine Gets Disaster Declaration for February Storm

March 27, 2013

Maine will be eligible for federal help to cover the costs of a blizzard that hit in early February.

President Barack Obama on Monday approved Gov. Paul LePage’s request for a disaster declaration.

The declaration means Androscoggin, Cumberland, Knox, and York counties are eligible for assistance to cover snow removal work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities.

The storm on Feb. 8-9 caused coastal flood damage and costly snow removal that LePage says is estimated to be more than $3.5 million.

LePage says FEMA will reimburse municipalities and state agencies for 75 percent of their costs for at least 48 hours of snow removal, as well as the costs related to emergency protective measures and any infrastructure damage from the storm.

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