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MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Governor Stresses Storm Safety
January 23, 2005
AUGUSTA, MAINE -- Governor Baldacci stated today that, “Although we are not bearing the major brunt of this current storm as our neighbors in Massachusetts are, it is still an extremely dangerous storm for residents of coastal and south-central Maine. We are seeing blizzard conditions in many areas, with high winds, hazardous wind chills, blowing and drifting snow and low visibility.”
“Today is a day to stay home, “ Baldacci said. “Unless you have a family or other emergency, you can best ensure your safety by staying indoors and off the roads. You will also be helping the cleanup efforts. It’s much easier for plow crews to keep roads open if there is minimal traffic.”
“Please take the National Weather Service Warnings seriously. This is a dangerous storm. Stay off the roads today and tonight. Keep your family warm and think about your neighbors. Use generators and heaters safely. I know that Maine people will help each other through this storm,” the Governor concluded.
Get road condition information by dialing 511, or on the Internet at www.511maine.gov. Further safety information is always available at www.maine.gov/mema under Winter Safety and Preparedness.
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