WASHINGTON — President Obama has declared a major disaster in Maine for the severe winter storm that brought snow and flooding to the state Jan. 26-28. That will allow the federal government to help state, local and tribal governments to repair or replace facilities damaged during the storm or pay for cleanup efforts.

The declaration, signed Thursday, is for Androscoggin, Cumberland, and York counties.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted because of damage assessments.

Maine was among the states hit by a blizzard in January that brought more than 2 feet of snow to portions of the state, along with flooding.

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