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1017 PM EDT THU APR 26 2018
...A FLOOD WARNING FOR RAIN AND SNOWMELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600
AM EDT FRIDAY FOR NORTHWESTERN WASHINGTON...NORTHEASTERN
PISCATAQUIS...AROOSTOOK AND NORTHEASTERN PENOBSCOT COUNTIES...
There have been numerous reports of flooded roads in Caribou,
Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield, Mapleton, Chapman, Castle Hill,
Sinclair, Van Buren, Grand Isle, and Saint Agatha this evening.
The combination of the recent rainfall and continued snowmelt will
likely lead to additional areas of flooding tonight, mainly on
roads. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to
recognize the dangers of flooding.
Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Presque Isle, Caribou, Houlton, Millinocket, Fort Kent, Madawaska,
Fort Fairfield, Limestone, Van Buren, Patten, Eagle Lake, Danforth,
Mount Katahdin, Portage, Deboullie Mountain, Mapleton, East
Millinocket, Washburn, Mars Hill and Medway.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.
LAT...LON 4736 6823 4707 6779 4592 6775 4588 6781
4582 6776 4580 6781 4573 6778 4569 6782
4566 6772 4568 6773 4563 6768 4564 6903
4721 6896 4718 6888 4724 6872 4724 6861
4729 6858 4729 6838 4736 6835
Northwest Aroostook-Northeast Aroostook-Northern Somerset-
Northern Piscataquis-Northern Penobscot-Southeast Aroostook-
Central Piscataquis-Central Penobscot-Southern Piscataquis-
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, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, and Guilford
803 PM EDT Thu Apr 26 2018
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of East Central Maine, Far Northern Maine, North
Central Maine, Northern Maine, and West Central Maine,
including the following areas, in East Central Maine, Central
Penobscot and Northern Penobscot. In Far Northern Maine,
Northeast Aroostook and Northwest Aroostook. In North Central
Maine, Central Piscataquis, Northern Piscataquis, and Southern
Piscataquis. In Northern Maine, Southeast Aroostook. In West
Central Maine, Northern Somerset.
* Through Saturday afternoon.
* The combination of recent rainfall and snowmelt will lead to a
continuation of rises on the major rivers and smaller stream
into the weekend.
* Some smaller streams and brooks could spill out of their banks
tonight. Culverts and ditches will fill up with the potential
for some minor flooding of roads.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
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.