President Bush has signed a disaster
declaration that provides federal assistance to repair public
infrastructure in seven Maine counties that was damaged in last
month’s ice storm.
The announcement comes from Gov. John Baldacci, who sought the
declaration last week. The counties affected include Androscoggin,
Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo and Knox.
The approval means that the state and qualifying local
governments can be reimbursed by the Federel Emergency Management
Agency for 75 percent of the cost of repairing roads and other
public property damaged in the storm.