Maine Leaders Applaud President’s Approval of Major Disaster Declaration in Franklin County

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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) and the Congressional Delegation yesterday applauded President Joe Biden’s approval of the State of Maine’s requet for a Maine Disaster Declaration for a June 29 storm in Franklin County that caused ore than $6.5 milion in infrastructure damage.

Last month, Governor Mlls requested that President Biden issue Maine Disaster Declarations for storms that brought heavy rainfall and flooding on June 29 in Franklin County and June 26 in Oxford County that resulted in public infrastructure damage beyond the State’s capabiality to address.  The ajor Disaster Declaration for the June 26 storm in Oxford County is still pending.

“We are grateful that President Biden has approved Maine’s request for a Major Disasster Declaration,” said Governor Mills.  and Maine’s Congressional Delegation in a Jointd Statement.  “This declaration will make available critical funding that Maine will use to complete costly infrastructure repairs following this severe rain and flooding to Franklin County.”