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It’s Winter Again! Put Safety First and Weather the Storm


February 9, 2005


AUGUSTA, MAINE – The National Weather Service is forecasting an old-fashioned nor’easter for Thursday and Friday in Maine. This will be the most significant statewide storm of the winter so far. The Maine Emergency Management Agency reminds all Mainers to pay close attention to weather warnings and put safety first.

National Weather Service forecasts can be heard over NOAA Weather Radio 24 hours a day. Weather Radios equipped with alarms will turn on automatically when a warning is issued. Stay tuned to your favorite radio or television station to get current conditions in your area.

Traveling is likely to be hazardous during the storm. Current road conditions can be obtained on the Internet at or by dialing 511 from any part of the state.

Power may be lost in some areas. If you use a generator or alternate heat and light sources, follow instructions carefully to avoid dangerous fumes or fire hazards. Remember to check on neighbors who may need help.

More winter safety tips can be found at Putting safety first helps all of us weather the storm.




Last update: 07/20/10