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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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North Lakes Chief Receives Award

| June 17, 2014

An Aroostook County fire chief was recognized this afternoon for his tireless efforts in improving the safety and well being of the people of the North Lakes region in Aroostook. Chief Darren Woods received the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award today. The award is presented to firemen across the country who best represent their communities and […]

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The Memorial Day Severe Weather Situation

| May 30, 2014

Tornadoes in Northern Maine don’t occur very often, with Aroostook County averaging around 1-3 tornadoes a year. “They are weak in nature number one, and they don’t last long. Due to our topography here in Maine, they skip. They touch down, they go back up. So by the time they actually take off, they are […]

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