Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
215 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

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PISCATAQUIS ME-PENOBSCOT ME-WASHINGTON ME-
215 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 PM EDT WEDNESDAY 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. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE
NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

AT THIS TIME FLOODING HAS BEEN REPORTED IN PORTIONS OF THE WARNING
AREA DUE TO RAINFALL AND SNOWMELT.

* SOME OF THE AREAS AFFECTED INCLUDE:

BROCKWAY BRIDGE IN SANGERVILLE CLOSED.
PISCATAQUIS RIVER BRIDGE IN SEBEC CLOSED.
BACK ROAD IN ABBOTT HAS WATER OVER THE ROAD.
ROUTE 11 IN BROWNVILLE NEAR THE BASEBALL FIELD HAS WATER ON THE ROAD.

* ON THE PISCATAQUIS RIVER...THE RIVER WAS CONTINUING TO SLOWLY
RISE. RIVER LEVELS AT BLANCHARD WAS 9.7 FEET AND SLOWLY RISING. THE
RIVER LEVEL AT DOVER-FOXCROFT WAS AT 10.93 FEET. FLOOD STAGE FOR
BOTH GAGES IS 11 FEET. THE RIVER AT DOVER-FOXCROFT IS EXPECTED TO
RISE TO 13.7 FEET BY DAYBREAK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 4548 6749 4534 6749 4505 6963 4546 6974
      4586 6965 4599 6970 4656 6973 4656 6885
      4636 6886 4635 6846 4555 6847 4568 6773
      4562 6765 4561 6745 4550 6740

$$

NORTON/HEWITT








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