Governor Mills Requests Disaster Funds for Damage Caused by Severe June Rain & Flooding in Western Maine


Governor Janet T. Mills (D) Appearing on a CNN Television Morning Show During the Governor’s Winter Conference in Washington, DC. Earlier This Year.

Governor Janet T. Mills (D) has requested that President Joe Biden issue Major Disaster Declaratins to help Western Maine recover from June storms that brought heavy rainfall and flooding that caused more than $9 million in infrastructure damage.

In letters sent yesterday to the Presidet, Goveror Mills said that storms that occurrred on June 26 in Oxford County and on June 29 in Franklin County resulted in public infrastructure damage that is beyond theState’s capability to address.  If the President approves the Governor’s requests, Maie would gain access to federal funds it could use to repair the damage.

“With the increased frequeny and intensity of storm events in Maine over the last 24 months, emergency management officials across all levels of government have been stretched in their fiscal and programatic capacity to respond to and recover from all disasters,” Governor Mills wrote in her letters to the President regarding the storm in Frankliln County.