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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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Forecasters and Emergency Management Monitor Rain on the Way

| April 21, 2014

Well it’s almost the end of April, but snow is still on the ground in some areas and with above freezing temperatures means more snow melt, and we even have some rain on the way this week. “At this point, the current thinking is that the rivers should be able to handle this, however given […]

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How Agencies Monitor Rivers

| April 21, 2014

The past few days have required constant monitoring of our rivers. A lot of terminology has been thrown around like river stage, action stage, and flood stage, but what does it all mean? “A river stage is basically the level above the river bed that the water is at so it’s so many feet above […]

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