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MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
April Comes in Like a Lion with Dangerous Winter Storm
March 31, 2011
AUGUSTA, MAINE – Although the calendar says “Spring”, the National Weather Service has posted Winter Storm Warnings for all of Maine starting early Friday morning April 1st, and continuing into Friday evening in western sections, and Saturday in the east and north. Dangerous driving conditions, including slippery roads and whiteouts, will persist from the morning commute, throughout the day and evening until storm’s end.
Depending on where you are, you can expect anywhere from 6 to 14 inches of snow, and gusty winds. The heavy wet snow and storm winds will have the potential to bring down tree limbs and cause power outages. Downed trees, especially if tangled with power lines, will pose additional driving hazards.
The Maine Emergency Management Agency joins the NWS Gray and Caribou Forecast Offices in urging all Mainers and visitors to limit travel on Friday, pay close attention to weather warnings, and stay safe.
Special Safety message about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Warning signs of CO poisoning are flu symptoms like headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, and confusion, but without a fever.
If you or anyone in the home thinks you are being poisoned by carbon monoxide:
For more information on storm safety and preparedness, visit http://www.maineprepares.com
Last update: 07/20/10
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