DOT Gets Funds for Debris Removal From Fall '17 Storm

Thu April 25, 2019 - Northeast Edition #9
Associated Press


The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing the Maine DOT with $926,980 for costs incurred during the 2017 storm.
(WCSH photo)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing the Maine DOT with $926,980 for costs incurred during the 2017 storm. (WCSH photo)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) The federal government said the Maine Department of Transportation will receive more than $900,000 to pay for the cost of debris removal necessitated by a severe fall storm in 2017.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing the Maine DOT with $926,980 for costs incurred during the storm and flooding, which happened from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 of that year. The agency said the aid represents the federal portion of the cost share for the work, which totaled $1.2 million.

Thirteen counties in the state received a presidential declaration due to the extent of the damage the storm and flooding caused. FEMA said it is has obligated more than $7.3 million to the state as a result of damages from the declaration.