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Flood Retrospective Part Three: The Impact of The Dike To Keep 1994 Disaster From Repeating Itself Ever Again

Flood Retrospective Part Three: The Impact of The Dike To Keep 1994 Disaster From Repeating Itself Ever Again

| April 21, 2014

Some residents in Fort Fairfield are breathing a sigh of relief the water is starting to recede. But the thread of flood potential still exists say municipal officials. One saving grace to keep the flood disaster of 1994 from happening again is the DIKE that’s been put in place since then. Concluding her look back […]

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Flood Safety Remains Priority…Urges Residents Use Caution and Common Sense

Flood Safety Remains Priority…Urges Residents Use Caution and Common Sense

| April 18, 2014

Water has receded a bit in Fort Fairfield, but officials say they’re still eyeing the river. Most importantly they’re warning folks to use caution and common sense in staying safe until the potential for flooding is no longer a threat. Shawn Cunningham reports. 00:00 Fort Fairfield (track 1) The water has gone down a bit […]

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1994 Flood Twentieth Anniversary Part One: Homeowners Remember Being Rescued From Flood

1994 Flood Twentieth Anniversary Part One: Homeowners Remember Being Rescued From Flood

| April 17, 2014

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the ice jam flooding in Fort Fairfield. Shawn Cunningham begins a three night retrospective of the disaster that left many people displaced from their homes, many businesses in shambles and an entire county trying to figure out how to rebuild and move forward as a community. And that’s exactly […]

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On 20th Anniversary of ’94 Flood, Fort Fairfield Hit Again

On 20th Anniversary of ’94 Flood, Fort Fairfield Hit Again

| April 16, 2014

It was a chaotic day in Fort Fairfield to say the least. “I’ve never seen it this bad before..it’s a little scary,” said resident Caroline True. Residents were concerned as they looked at the flooding in their town early Wednesday afternoon. The bridge on route 1A has been closed since Tuesday evening due to moving […]

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Fort FairField Dike Keeps Residents From Being Mandated To Get Flood Insurance

Fort FairField Dike Keeps Residents From Being Mandated To Get Flood Insurance

| March 25, 2014

While the risk of flooding is on the rise, so are insurance rates.  That’s according to the National Flood Insurance Program.  Most of the communities in Maine that will see an increase, and that are mandated to have flood insurance, are along the coast.  But Flood Insurance policies do apply to some areas in Aroostook […]

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