Governor Requests Help for Storm Damages 

Governor LePage is requesting a major disaster declaration for Aroostook, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Washington Counties for severe flooding December 12 through 19 of last year. The December 12th storm dropped 6 to 8 inches of rain washing out local roads, flooding basements and closing a border crossing.The damages come in at at least $1.7 million dollars. $1.1 million dollars of those damages were in Washington County.If a disaster declaration is granted, the federal government will cover 75% of the repair bill.