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Aroostook EMA and the National Weather Service, Team up for River Ice Presentations

| October 22, 2014

Even though it’s only Fall, these people are already thinking about Spring.¬†Especially in terms of ice jams and flooding. Darren Woods of the Aroostook Emergency Management Agency says every spring, they get numerous reports from people. “There’s been very little real formal kind of training on what it is exactly we’re looking at as far […]

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How Prepared Are You In Case of an Emergency?

| September 16, 2014

Believe it or not, it’s September already, which means its National Preparedness Month. With winter on the way, it’s especially important to make sure safety measures are in place in case of an emergency. “We need to really think about what we can do to start preparing our homes. Things like cleaning your chimneys to […]

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Aroostook EMA’s Presence During the World Acadian Congress

| July 25, 2014

“The World Acadian Congress is something new to our office. Back in March, some of the local public service agencies asked us to get involved with the emergency planning process,” says Director of the Aroostook Emergency Management Agency, Darren Woods. And Woods has been busy ever since. The event is expected to bring in 50-60 […]

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Military Police Company to Conduct Joint Exercise in Houlton

| June 2, 2014

HOULTON, ME– The Maine Army National Guard 488th Military Police Company is conducting a joint military support to civil authorities exercise in Houlton, on June 11-12. The exercise will test the unit’s ability to respond to a scenario requiring it to partner with law enforcement and civil authorities. The exercise is part of the units […]

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Transportation Department Issues Emergency Rail Order To Ensure Safety

| May 9, 2014

An emergency order requiring rail companies to inform emergency management officials about shipments of crude oil through their states has been issued.¬† Safety and proper emergency response is the purpose for it. Rail companies have already begun phasing out older tank cars in response to safety concerns with transporting crude oil. Now the department of […]

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