PORTLAND, Maine — A new report says every Maine county has been hit by at least one federally declared weather-related disaster since 2006.
Environment Maine’s report says those disasters include such events as scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding. Environment Maine also says global warming could lead to some extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.
The report examines weather-related disaster declaration data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 2006 through 2011.
Recent weather-related disasters in Maine included blizzards in December 2010 and torrential rains in February 2010 that created record tidal surges and knocked out power to 133,000 homes.