YORK COUNTY (NEWS CENTER Maine) - President Trump has approved an emergency declaration for a March nor'easter that flooded much of York County. More than $2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse York County for damages to public infrastructure.
The request for emergency FEMA funds is the second emergency declaration approved in Maine in the last year. The first was the October windstorm that left hundreds of thousands of Mainers without power for days.
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MEMA spokesperson Susan Faloon said the state has 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 $2,038,623. That number is subject to change upon further investigation.
Governor LePage's office made the request for federal funds. He tweeted his gratitude to President Trump on Wednesday afternoon.