Baldacci Appeals Assistance Denial 

Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins say they will support the governor’s appeal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial.

Snowe says the record snowfall March 19-22 had disastrous effects on Aroostook County’s infrastructure. Snowe says roofs collapsed, roads iced up and homes were swallowed by massive drifts.

Representative Mike Michaud says the denial demonstrates the inability of the federal government to respond to disaster situations within a timeframe that matters.