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Community in Roque Bluffs left trapped by Wednesday’s storm

A homeowners association on Duck Cove Road had its gravel roads completely washed away.
A homeowners association on Duck Cove Road had its gravel roads completely washed away.(Ben Bunker)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 8:10 PM EDT
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ROQUE BLUFFS, Maine (WABI) - One of the hardest hit areas during Wednesday’s early morning storms was Roque Bluffs, just south of Machias.

A homeowners association on Duck Cove Road had its gravel roads completely washed away. That has left no access for people to get in or out, including emergency vehicles. A plan is in place to evacuate by boat or helicopter in case of an emergency.

Since the road isn’t a town road, it’s up to the homeowners association to get the road fixed. They’re not sure when, or how, that’s going to be possible.

”I guess the story of it is how something like this affects a small community,” said Danny Bunker, who lives in the Duck Road community. “You know, especially the financial aspect of it. We’re hoping that there’s some kind of funds through FEMA or something that can help us out because we have no idea how we’re going to pay for this.”

Roque Bluffs was one of several areas in Downeast Maine that lost culverts and roads during Wednesday’s storm.

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