Gov. Janet Mills on Sunday lifted the Lee emergency she declared last week.
A worker prepares to unload diesel fuel from the Eden Star, a 70-foot tour boat that broke free of its mooring during storm Lee, on Saturday in Bar Harbor. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Gov. Janet Mills on Sunday suspended the state of emergency she declared last week to prepare for post-Tropical Cyclone Lee. Now, with the storm over, efforts turn to recovery.

The Maine Emergency Management Agency operations center relieved emergency response team members from duty Sunday but core staff will respond to any resource needs from county agencies.

MEMA and other state agencies must now begin the task of identifying which areas had the most impacts and calculating the cost of the damages.

MEMA spokesperson Vanessa Corson said that this week the recovery team will begin working with county and local EMAs on those efforts and expects the process to take several weeks.

Maine has access to federal resources for recovery due to a preemptive disaster declaration granted by President Joe Biden last week.

This article appears through a media partnership with Maine Public.