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Maine, Northwest Aroostook

Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 11:59 PM EDT on April 17, 2014

Expires 11:30 AM EDT on April 18, 2014


... The Flood Warning remains in effect until 1130 am EDT Friday for
north Central Aroostook County...

**a Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been
reported. All interested parties should take necessary precautions
immediately.**

* Emergency management officials reported the ice jam has begun to
move downstream toward Fort Kent. Voluntary evacuations were done
for 5 homes in Saint Francis right along the river for safety
purposes. Latest reports were that river levels were dropping in
Saint Francis back toward the Allagash. The Department of
Transportation will be out to begin reopening Route 161 from Saint
Francis to Allagash. Kelly's crossing near Saint Francis still has
water covering the Road but it was starting to recede.

* Persons living along the Saint John river from Saint Francis
downstream to Fort Kent need to remain vigilant with the ice moving.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.

To report flooding... have the nearest law enforcement agency relay
your report to the National Weather Service forecast office.


Lat... Lon 4715 6900 4719 6883 4714 6879 4707 6896


Hewitt



Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 10:37 PM EDT on April 17, 2014

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on April 18, 2014


... Flood Watch remains in effect until 8 am EDT Friday...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east central Maine and northern Maine... including
the following areas... in east central Maine... central
Penobscot... northern Penobscot and southern Penobscot. In
northern Maine... northeast Aroostook... Northwest Aroostook and
southeast Aroostook.

* Until 8 am EDT Friday

* much colder and drier air has helped slow runoff and improve
conditions across the region... however many roads remain
closed due to flooding.

* Ice continues to move on the Saint John river with much of river
now showing open water. There is still solid ice south of Van
Buren to Hamlin with some open water. Flooding is occurring in
areas near St Francis. There is an ice jam along the Aroostook
that is impacting Oxbow Road.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




Record Report

Statement as of 9:35 AM EDT on April 17, 2014


... Record low temperature set at Portland ME...

A record low temperature of 22 degrees was set at Portland ME this
morning. This breaks the old record of 24 degrees set back in 2003.



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