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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 14:31

President issues disaster declaration for Maine Featured

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President issues disaster declaration for Maine

WASHINGTON D.C. - Maine will be getting help covering the cost of the massive windstorm that ripped through the state in October.

President Trump has declared Maine is eligible for federal disaster relief.

 

More than 400,000 customers were left without power when the storm toppled trees and power lines.

 

13 counties are now eligible for funds through FEMA's Public Assistance Program.

 

It provides assistance for the cost of debris removal, emergency protective measures and permanent restoration of infrastructure.

 

It's still unclear how much money will be available although Governor Lepage asked for $4.7 million dollars when he requested the disaster declaration.

Craig Colson

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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.