Mills Declares Civil Emergency for Coastal Counties Impacted by Recent Flooding; Triggers Hazard Pay into Effect


Governor Janet T. Mills (D) Speaking at aPress Conference in Lewiston Last Year..

Governor Janet T. Mills (D), the first woman governor of Maine and its first woman AG, announced this afternoon that she has declared a State of Civil Emergency for all of Maine’s coastal counties.

The eight counties are:  Cumberland, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadoc, Waldo, Washington and York – were significantly impacted by flooding and infrastructure damage caused by the severe rain, wind and snow storm that battered the state on Tueday night into Wednesday.  The state stands ready to assist other counties impacted by the storm as well.

The Governor’s declaration of a State of Civil Emergency mobilizes the State of Maine resources to assist and support response and recovery efforts, to prepare for the significant rain and wind for this coming Saturday and to position the State to seek disaster support from the Federal government.

“Significant rain, wind and flooding have once again ravaged our state – this time our small communities up and down the coast.  The damage we are seeing is devastating, from working waterfronts, to small businesses, to public roadways and more,” said Governor Mills.

The city’s hazard pay provided in the minimum wage ordinance is now in effect since the Goveror has declared a State of Civil Emergency for Cumberland County according to a press release issued by the city late this afternoon.