AROOSTOOK County, Maine
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Flood Warning
MEC003-170912-
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/MASM1.2.ER.140416T0755Z.140416T1700Z.140417T0312Z.NR/
545 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE TONIGHT...THE FLOOD WARNING
CONTINUES FOR
THE AROOSTOOK RIVER BELOW MASARDIS
* UNTIL LATE TONIGHT...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 17:15 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 18.2 FEET
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 17.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 18.2 FEET BY THIS
EVENING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TONIGHT.
* IMPACTS...EXPECT MINOR FLOODING OF THE GARFIELD ROAD.

$$

Flood Warning
MEC003-171100-
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/00000.0.IC.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
AROOSTOOK ME-
934 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU MAINE HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN...
AROOSTOOK COUNTY IN NORTHERN MAINE...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...VAN BUREN...SAINT PAMPHILE...PRESQUE
ISLE...PORTAGE...MADAWASKA...LIMESTONE...LAC FRONTIERE...HOULTON...
FORT KENT...FORT FAIRFIELD...ESTCOURT STATION...EAGLE LAKE...
DEBOULLIE MOUNTAIN...DAAQUAM...CLAYTON LAKE...CARIBOU...ALLAGASH...

* UNTIL 700 AM EDT THURSDAY

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

WHILE COLDER TEMPERATURES HAVE SLOWED RUNOFF AND ALLOWED FOR
IMPROVING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY THIS EVENING...RIVERS AND STREAMS
ARE STILL RUNNING HIGH AND WHILE SOME ROADS AND BRIDGES WHICH WERE
EARLIER CLOSED HAVE NOW OPENED...MANY OTHERS REMAIN WATER COVERED
AND IMPASSABLE.

THERE ARE ALSO SIGNS OF ICE MOVEMENT AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ICE JAMS
CONTINUING TO AFFECT THE SAINT JOHN RIVER...PARTICULARLY IN THE
STRETCH FROM ALLAGASH TO FORT KENT. WHILE NO RIVER FLOODING IS
CURRENTLY ONGOING ALONG THE SAINT JOHN...PERSONS ALONG THIS WATERWAY
SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS AS ICE JAMS ARE
VERY UNPREDICTABLE AND CAN CAUSE FLOODING IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF
TIME.

THE LATEST LIST OF CLOSED ROADS (COURTESY OF THE AROOSTOOK COUNTY
EMA)INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:

IN FORT FAIRFIELD:
-RIVERSIDE AVENUE
-GRIMES ROAD
-CURRIER ROAD
-DORSEY ROAD
-FOREST AVE AT PAGE ROAD
-STRICKLAND ROAD

IN WASHBURN:
-ROUTE 164 BETWEEN WASHBURN AND PRESQUE ISLE
-ANNIS ROAD

IN HOULTON:
-RT 2 BY PORTER SETTLEMENT ROAD

IN MAPLETON:
-PULCIFER ROAD

ST AGATHA
-FLAT MOUNTAIN ROAD NEAR CHASSE ROAD

PRESQUE ISLE:
-HENDERSON ROAD

LIMESTONE
-GRAND FALLS ROAD

ISLAND FALLS
-OLD PATTEN ROAD/BOG BROOK ROAD
-RT 2/DYER BROOK

BLAINE
-ROBINSON ROAD BRIDGE

LIMESTONE
-GRAND FALLS ROAD

PLEASE REMEMBER...YOU SHOULD NEVER CROSS A FLOODED ROAD. OBEY ALL
ROAD CLOSURE SIGNS AND DO NOT DRIVE AROUND OR MOVE BARRICADES.
PERSONS ARE URGED TO STAY AWAY FROM ALL ICE JAMS AND FLOODED RIVERS
AND STREAMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 4743 6903 4726 6904 4719 6890 4725 6862
4730 6858 4730 6840 4737 6836 4737 6823
4706 6778 4591 6774 4588 6779 4582 6775
4570 6780 4559 6840 4640 6842 4640 6878
4660 6880 4659 7003 4670 7001 4747 6923

$$

Flood Watch
MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-170315-
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/00000.0.IC.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET-
NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-
CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-
INTERIOR HANCOCK-CENTRAL WASHINGTON-COASTAL HANCOCK-
COASTAL WASHINGTON-SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH...CLAYTON LAKE...MADAWASKA...
FORT KENT...FRENCHVILLE...PRESQUE ISLE...CARIBOU...VAN BUREN...
MARS HILL...BAKER LAKE...BILLY-JACK DEPOT...BAXTER ST PARK...
CHAMBERLAIN LAKE...CHURCHILL DAM...MOUNT KATAHDIN...MILLINOCKET...
EAST MILLINOCKET...PATTEN...MEDWAY...HOULTON...HODGDON...
SHERMAN...SMYRNA MILLS...GREENVILLE...MONSON...BLANCHARD...
LINCOLN...HOWLAND...SPRINGFIELD...BANGOR...BREWER...ORONO...
OLD TOWN...AMHERST...AURORA...DEDHAM...EASTBROOK...GREAT POND...
ORLAND...DEBLOIS...GRAND LAKE STREAM...MEDDYBEMPS...PEMBROKE...
PERRY...PRINCETON...ELLSWORTH...BAR HARBOR...BLUE HILL...
EASTPORT...MACHIAS...CHERRYFIELD...DOVER-FOXCROFT...MILO...
GUILFORD...DANFORTH...VANCEBORO...TOPSFIELD
307 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL MAINE...NORTH CENTRAL MAINE...
NORTHERN MAINE...SOUTHEAST MAINE AND WEST CENTRAL MAINE...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN EAST CENTRAL MAINE...
CENTRAL PENOBSCOT...NORTHERN PENOBSCOT AND SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT.
IN NORTH CENTRAL MAINE...CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS...NORTHERN
PISCATAQUIS AND SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS. IN NORTHERN MAINE...
NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK...NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK AND SOUTHEAST
AROOSTOOK. IN SOUTHEAST MAINE...CENTRAL WASHINGTON...COASTAL
HANCOCK...COASTAL WASHINGTON...INTERIOR HANCOCK AND NORTHERN
WASHINGTON. IN WEST CENTRAL MAINE...NORTHERN SOMERSET.

* THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* REPORTS OF FLOODED ROADS CONTINUE AS THE MILD TEMPERATURES AND
HEAVY RAINFALL EARLIER THIS WEEK PRODUCED RAPID SNOWMELT WITH
SOME ROADS BEING CLOSED AND CULVERTS BEING DAMAGED.

* ICE HAD BROKEN UP AND WAS MOVING ON THE RIVERS ESPECIALLY THE
SAINT JOHN... AROOSTOOK AND PISCATAQUIS RIVERS. AN ICE JAM ON
THE AROOSTOOK RIVER AT FORT FAIRFIELD WAS REPORTED BY TO HAVE
MOVED DOWNRIVER TO THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER. THERE IS STILL
ADDITIONAL ICE UPRIVER NEAR MASARDIS. ALL STREAMS AND RIVERS
CONTINUE RISE INCLUDING THE MATTAWAMKEAG AND PENOBSCOT RIVERS.
COLDER TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL SLOW THE RISING WATERS.
FLOODING CAN RAPIDLY DEVELOP IN THE VICINITY OF ICE JAMS. THOSE
WITH INTERESTS ALONG RIVERS AND STREAMS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR
ICE JAMS AND POSSIBLE FLOODING.

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.

&&

$$

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