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State of Emergency Begins at 12:01 a.m. April 16

 

April 15, 2007

6:00 PM

 

AUGUSTA – Governor John E. Baldacci signed a Declaration of Emergency Sunday evening in anticipation of a major storm that is expected to affect the State through at least Monday night.

The state of emergency begins at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 16.

“We are expecting a major storm to hit the state tonight and tomorrow,” Governor Baldacci said. “We’re concerned about heavy snow, high winds and intense rain. State and local emergency management personnel on are duty, and we are preparing for what could be a significant event.”

In a conference call from the Emergency Operations Center at the Maine Emergency Management Agency Sunday evening, Governor Baldacci received an update from first responders around the state.

Central Maine Power told Governor Baldacci that an emergency declaration would speed repairs in the event of downed power lines. The declaration will allow crews from other areas to travel to Maine if there are major power disruptions.

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