Maine faces daunting to-do list to recover from recent storms and prepare for more extremes

Maine Public
Posted 2024-01-24

Story published by Maine Public on January 23, 2024.

State and municipal leaders say they’re scrambling to learn as much as they can about the three winter storms that flooded riverfront communities and set high tide records along the coast within the span of one month.

Those storms are what prompted an emergency meeting of the Maine Climate Council Tuesday in Augusta. The group gathered to discuss the impacts from the recent storms and share ideas on how Maine communities could better prepare…

…Susie Arnold, a marine scientist and climate director for the Island Institute, said the last month has proven that Mainers are living in a world of weather extremes…

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