Maine DOT gets $900K for debris removal from fall '17 storm

Published: Apr. 1, 2019 at 9:22 PM EDT
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The federal government says 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 says 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 says it is has obligated more than $7.3 million to the state as a result of damages from the declaration.