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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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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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Large Snowpack has Raised Flood Potential to Above Normal

| March 26, 2014

The cold temperatures this winter have allowed the snow to stick around. According to Corey Bogel of the National Weather Service in Caribou, the snow depth is 36 inches, which is the deepest snow pack during this time since 1963. This large snow pack has raised the flood potential to above normal. “If you were […]

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