The Flood Warning continues for the Piscataquis River at Medford * from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 10:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 8.6 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 13.0 feet. * Forecast...rise above flood stage by tomorrow afternoon and continue to rise to near 13.5 feet by tomorrow evening. The river will fall below flood stage by Thursday morning.
1051 PM EDT Tue Apr 15 2014
The Flood Warning continues for the Piscataquis River above Dover-Foxcroft * until late Wednesday night...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 10:30 PM Tuesday. The stage was 9.6 feet. * Minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 11.0 feet. * Forecast...rise above flood stage by after midnight and continue to rise to near 13.7 feet by Wednesday morning. The river will fall below flood stage by late Wednesday evening.
1000 PM EDT Tue Apr 15 2014
The National Weather Service in Caribou Maine has issued a
* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in... northern Penobscot County in east central Maine... this includes the cities of...Millinocket...Lincoln...Howland... Piscataquis County in north central Maine... this includes the cities of...ripogenus...Mount Katahdin... Guilford...Greenville...Dover-Foxcroft...Brownville Junction... Baxter St park... northwestern Washington County in southeast Maine... this includes the city of Vanceboro...
* until 345 PM EDT Wednesday
* at 945 PM EDT rivers were rising rapidly due to snow melt and rainfall. Numerous rivers within the warned area are expected to reach flood stage later tonight and tomorrow morning. Ice jams are possible and may cause flash flooding. Law enforcement has already reported some minor flooding.
A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.
Excessive runoff from rapid snow melt and rainfall will cause elevated levels on rivers...small streams and ponding of water on country roads and farmland along the banks of Brooks and streams. Flooding may damage roads and create serious hazards to motorists.
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.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Move up to higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising.
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