Maine Continues To Add Up Wind Damage, Which Is Likely To Exceed Ice Storm’s Cost

 Friday, November 3, 2017

 Bangor Daily News

Debris from Monday’s “devastating” storm littered the state Tuesday as Mainers cleaned up and attempted to get back to their daily routines in the face of widespread power outages and property damage. The storm, which is proving to be more destructive than the ice storm of 1998, brought high winds and heavy rain across the state ― knocking down trees and flooding some roadways. In 1998, state, local and county governments received almost $50 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursements for costs associated with the ice storm. No estimates of the cost of this year’s windstorm were immediately available.