Maine town's case for federal disaster relief might be $700K shortToo little damage occurred to meet federal statutory requirements
By Nick Sambides Jr.
Bangor Daily News
BROWNVILLE, Maine — It's early yet in the process, but state emergency management workers likely will need to find about $700,000 more in damage done by last weekend's flooding or the state likely won't qualify for federal disaster relief, their spokesperson says.
Town Manager Matthew Pineo challenged and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud was surprised by the assertion, but Maine Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Lynette Miller said that while enough damage occurred in Brownville and Piscataquis County to merit Federal Emergency Management Agency funding, too little occurred beyond those areas to meet federal statutory requirements.