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Gov. Mills signs order to establish commission on storm recovery [Video]

The 24-member group will travel across the state to meet with communities impacted by recent severe weather. They’ll publish a final report next year.

STONINGTON, Maine — As coastal communities continue to rebuild after a string of powerful storms struck this winter, Gov. Mills signed an executive order Tuesday to create the Maine Infrastructure Rebuilding and Resilience Commission.

The 24-member group will study the state’s response and approach to the severe weather that hit Maine over the past 18 months and recommend strategies for storm resilience and recovery.

This follows a season that saw more than $90 million dollars in damage to public infrastructure during the storms of December and January alone, according to the governor’s office.

“Our response to those storms must… include looking forward. It must also include asking the hard questions about what we can and must do to withstand storms to come,” Mills said Tuesday at the Stonington Lobster Co-Op. 

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This app could help reduce your wait time at customs as TSA experiences record travel WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio [Video]

NEW YORK As airports prepare for the highest passenger volumes this summer, the Transportation Security Administration is bracing for the travel crush and sharing what passengers need to know to get through crowded airports with some ease.