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Maine State of Emergency due to Winter Storm and Coastal Flooding


State of Maine 


WHEREAS, a severe winter storm is advancing on Maine; and 
WHEREAS, this storm will bring winter storm and blizzard conditions to all of Maine and coastal flooding to southwest Maine; and 
WHEREAS, travel conditions will be life-threatening, and widespread power outages are probable; and 
WHEREAS, public health and safety is threatened, and public property is endangered by this storm; and 
WHEREAS, the resources of many cities and towns are or will soon be exhausted; and 
WHEREAS, the resources of the State of Maine may be needed to protect citizens and property; 
NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LePAGE, Governor of the State of Maine, by virtue of he authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Statutes of the State of Maine, do hereby declare that a State of Emergency exists. 
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed Given under my hand at Augusta this 27th day of January, 2015. 
Paul R. LePage
Matthew Dunlap 
Secretary of State 
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Last updated: Tuesday, January 27, 2015