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Michaud Applauds State of Emergency Proclamation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Michaud applauded the decision by Governor Paul LePage to issue a State of Emergency proclamation in response to flood damage that occurred across the state last month. The State of Emergency, which applies to the entire state, could help strengthen Maine’s attempt to secure federal assistance for the catastrophic flooding that occurred in Brownville and surrounding areas last week.
“Severe flooding in June caused a significant amount of damage across the state, and our communities need help,” said Michaud. “I hope that the State of Emergency proclamation issued today will help to boost Maine’s case for federal disaster assistance critical to helping to make vital repairs to Maine’s infrastructure.”
Flooding in early June caused serious damage to Route 136 in Durham. Another serious case of flooding caused substantial damage last week in Brownville and some surrounding communities. Michaud visited Brownville on Saturday to survey flood damage with Town Manager Matthew Pineo.