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GOVERNOR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN YORK COUNTY

 

May 14, 2006

 

AUGUSTA, MAINE — Governor John Baldacci has declared that a State of Emergency exists in York County and the surrounding areas. The recent heavy rainfall now poses a significant threat to health, safety, and property. Citizens should closely monitor television or radio news and be prepared to take action to protect themselves, their families, and property.

The National Weather Service is predicting additional heavy rainfall over York County for the next twenty-four hours. Emergency management, public safety, and transportation officials are taking all precautions including road closures and opening emergency shelters for citizens who must leave their homes.

Listeners who have urgent safety questions can call their local officials, York County Emergency Management Agency, or the MEMA at 1-800-452-8735. Continue to listen to this station for further information.

 

 

Last update: 07/20/10