BROWNVILLE — Officials say damage from a severe weekend thunderstorm in central Maine is likely to top $4 million.

Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday after touring the hardest hit areas that crews are working hard to repair the damage caused by the flooding, which was blamed for the death of a man in Milo.

The head of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway told the Bangor Daily News it will cost the railroad $500,000 to fix a stretch of track in the Brownville area that was wiped out by the flooding, along with the impact of service disruptions on customers.

LePage says the state’s emergency management agency is working to document the minimum $1.8 million in damage for the state to qualify for federal disaster assistance.


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