Coastal Storm Damage Resources Available
Friday, January 12th 2024
As downeast Maine continues to dig out and dry out from the storm-driven waves that battered nearly the entirety of the coast January 10, The Working Waterfront, an online publication of the Island Institute, has pulled together a collection of resources available to residents and businesses, along with a roundup of local media coverage. You can find it all quickly at https://bit.ly/4b8edUz.
“The impacts of the Jan. 9-10 storm are stunningly clear—Maine's working waterfront has been devastated. From Portland to Lubec and on the offshore islands, piers, floats, buildings, access roads, lighthouses, and other infrastructure saw unprecedented damage and destruction,” notes Working Waterfront editor Tom Groening in a special edition of the institute’s enews.
MBH&H’s contributing editor Art Paine posted several photos this week, including the one above, showing some of the damage at Mount Desert Island. Similar scenes were captured up and down the coast.
Meanwhile, officials with the Maine Emergency Management Agency and Department of Marine Resources have set up an online survey where residents and businesses can report damage from the storm. If you have property affected by this weeks’ storm, you should report it as soon as possible at https://bit.ly/47EoV1L.
With another storm approaching over the weekend, you can keep up to date on the latest National Weather Service’s forecasts, warnings and advisories at https://www.weather.gov/marine/gyxmz (Penobscott Bay-south) and https://www.weather.gov/car/ (Penobscott Bay-Canadian border).