Millions Of Dollars Pouring Into Maine For Nor’easter Damage
For the second time in less than a year, the Trump administration has authorized aid for the state of Maine. The latest case centers around March's nor'easter.
Governor LePage reacted on Twitter:
According to WCSH, more than $2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse York County for damages to public infrastructure. Back in October 2017, a major windstorm ripped through he area, causing widespread damage. In January, WCSH reported Central Maine Power said the total cost of that storm to be estimated at $69-million.
The storm featured astronomical high tides, and part of Saco's Camp Ellis were washed away. According to residents, it was the worst damage since the "Perfect Storm" over 25 years prior. As reported by WCSH, for March's nor'easter, MEMA spokesperson Susan Faloon said the state had to prove at least $1.9 million of damage from the nor'easter to qualify for FEMA funding. According to the preliminary damage assessment by FEMA, Maine will receive just north of the 2 million dollar mark.