Emergency Declaration for Maine approved by President Biden

President Biden approves Presidential Emergency Disaster Declaration late Thursday night
Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 4:31 PM EDT
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Maine (WABI) - As Hurricane Lee heads for Maine, Governor Mills has declared a State of Emergency.

The governor says she is also applauding President Biden fo his approval of her request for a Presidential Emergency Disaster Declaration. The President approved the Governor’s request late Thursday night.

That declaration gives Maine access to Federal resources and personnel that could assist in responding to the storm.

“I thank President Biden for his swift approval of my request for an Emergency Disaster Declaration, which will give us access to additional resources as we work to keep Maine people safe during this storm,” said Governor Mills in a pres release. “I continue to strongly urge all Maine people, especially those Downeast, to take the necessary precautions to stay safe as Hurricane Lee moves closer.”

Maine’s State of Emergency proclamation means the Maine Emergency Management Agency will be able to activate and deploy resources necessary to respond to the storm.

MEMA continues to closely coordinate with State public safety and transportation officials, Federal and local emergency management officials, and Maine’s utilities to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Lee late Friday night. MEMA’s Emergency Operations Center is operating on enhanced monitoring status.

You can View recommendations to prepare here.