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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 6:00 PM EDT on April 16, 2014

Expires 11:45 PM EDT on April 16, 2014


The Flood Warning continues for
the Piscataquis River above Dover-Foxcroft
* until late tonight... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 17:30 PM Wednesday the stage was 11.8 feet
* minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
tonight.
*Impacts... minor threat to structures on Elm Street in Guilford and Lincoln Monument Square in Dover-Foxcroft.





556 PM EDT Wed Apr 16 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Piscataquis River at Medford
* from late tonight to Thursday morning... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 17:30 PM Wednesday the stage was 11.9 feet
* minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by after midnight tomorrow and
continue to rise to near 13.2 feet by after midnight tomorrow. The
river will fall below flood stage by early tomorrow.
* Impacts... minor lowland flooding occurs.





400 PM EDT Wed Apr 16 2014

... The Flood Warning remains in effect until 1145 PM EDT for urban
areas and small streams in northwestern Washington... northern
Penobscot and Piscataquis counties...

**a Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been
reported. Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not
expected. However... all interested parties should take necessary
precautions immediately.**

Rivers and streams across the warning area are still flowing very
high this afternoon. While the worst of the ice appears to have
flushed out from many area rivers... there are still ice jams being
reported. These include one on the East Branch of the Penobscot
river just upstream of Medway... and one on the Mattawamkeag
River as seen by the Maine Forest service. Additional ice jams will
be possible until all the ice is completely flushed out of the
rivers.

Flooding due to snowmelt and runoff from yesterdays' rain also
continues. Many roads remain closed across the region. These include
but are not limited to:

In milo:
pleasant River Bridge
Lakeview Road
Medford Road

North Howland Road in Howland

River Road in Willimantic

River Road in abbot

Downs Road in Sebec

Wilson stream Road in eliotsville

Lily Bay Road in Greenville

Ticker Ridge Road between prentis and Webster Plantation

Bancroft Road in Reed Plantation

In addition... there are still concerns regarding the Cold Stream dam
near Lincoln. Persons in and around this area... including along
Stanhope Mill Road... should remain alert for rapidly changing
conditions.

Please remember... you should never cross a flooded Road. Obey all
Road closure signs and do not drive around or move barricades.
Persons are urged to stay away from all flooded rivers and streams.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Move to higher ground.


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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:07 PM EDT on April 16, 2014

Expires 3:00 PM EDT on April 17, 2014


... Flood Watch now in effect through Thursday afternoon...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of east central Maine... north central Maine...
northern Maine... southeast Maine and west central Maine...
including the following areas... in east central Maine...
central Penobscot... northern Penobscot and southern Penobscot.
In north central Maine... central Piscataquis... northern
Piscataquis and southern Piscataquis. In northern Maine...
northeast Aroostook... Northwest Aroostook and southeast
Aroostook. In southeast Maine... central Washington... coastal
Hancock... coastal Washington... interior Hancock and northern
Washington. In west central Maine... northern Somerset.

* Through Thursday afternoon.

* Reports of flooded roads continue as the mild temperatures and
heavy rainfall earlier this week produced rapid snowmelt with
some roads being closed and culverts being damaged.

* Ice had broken up and was moving on the rivers especially the
Saint John... Aroostook and Piscataquis rivers. An ice jam on
the Aroostook River at Fort Fairfield was reported by to have
moved downriver to the international border. There is still
additional ice upriver near Masardis. All streams and rivers
continue rise including the Mattawamkeag and Penobscot rivers.
Colder temperatures tonight will slow the rising waters.
Flooding can rapidly develop in the vicinity of ice jams. Those
with interests along rivers and streams should remain alert for
ice jams and possible flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





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