June 14, 2013

Maine getting $1.5M to help with February blizzard costs

Federal aid had been authorized for six counties.

The Associated Press

PORTLAND — Maine is getting $1.5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help cover costs incurred during the Feb. 8-9 blizzard.

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Icicles cover a sign at the Scarborough Post Office on Feb. 9 after a storm buried the area in snow. The federal government is providing $1.5 million in aid to help pay costs associated with the storm.

2013 Press Herald File Photo / Derek Davis

A federal disaster declaration had authorized aid for Androscoggin, Cumberland, Knox, Sagadahoc, Washington and York counties.

The money reimburses public agencies and certain private nonprofits for 75 percent of their eligible costs.

For the snowstorm, most of the costs were for emergency response overtime work and for clearing tons of snow from public roads and other public areas.

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