In January 1998, Maine and much of the Northeast was devastated by an ice storm.
The destruction brought down trees, created dangerous conditions and broke utility poles. Massive power outages lasted for weeks in some locations, creating hardships for many. Public buildings opened to help shelter those with no power, water or heat and then Gov. Angus King declared a state of emergency.
In total, the state suffered more than $380 million in damages.
Along with those damages, the lives of four Maine residents were lost in connection to the storm and its aftermath. Many of the residents interviewed after the storm spoke about the importance of being prepared during the harsh winter months in the future.