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Feds Grant Maine's Request for Disaster Assistance
03/25/2013 03:36 PM ET  

President Obama has granted Gov. Paul LePage's request for disaster relief in the wake of this year's severe winter.

Maine is getting help from the federal government to cope with the aftermath of this year's particularly severe winter.

Members of Maine's congressional delegation say President Obama has agreed to Gov. Paul LePage's request for a disaster declaration.

LePage asked for disaster relief in the wake of repeated storms and an historic blizzard that pounded the state in early February, causing flooding damage along the coast and stretching snow removal budgets to the breaking point.

Under the declaration, four counties - Androscoggin, Cumberland, Knox and York - are eligible to receive help for emergency work, and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities.

All of the state's 16 counties can apply for help with work that will reduce risks to lives or property from future storms.



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