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MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Tropical System to Impact Maine: Preparedness Underway
September 27, 2008
AUGUSTA, MAINE – With hurricane and tropical storm watches posted for portions of the State of Maine, the Maine Emergency Management Agency is urging all Mainers to take appropriate safety and preparedness steps, and is coordinating with county, local and federal authorities to ensure that the State is prepared for the storm.
“The National Weather Service tells us that the major impact of Kyle will be felt late Sunday night into early Monday morning. The effects will likely be worst downeast, in Hancock and Washington Counties although that can change rapidly” MEMA Director Rob McAleer said, “But with rain already here from another system, and winds and rain increasing in advance of Kyle, the time to take action is now.” Tropical systems can bring high winds causing downed trees and other damages, heavy rains, power outages, inland and coastal flooding and road washouts. MEMA is recommending these basic safety precautions for families and businesses. * Pay close attention to current forecasts and warnings. Tropical system forecasts can change quickly * Make preparations to be self-sufficient for 72 hours, if affected by power outages or isolated by flooded roads.
Governor Baldacci and senior members of his Administration participated in a conference call this afternoon with the National Weather Service, US Coast Guard, State Emergency Response Team, public utilities, County and local emergency management officials. The following actions have been taken by the Governor, state, federal and local agencies to prepare for the storm:
“It has been seventeen years since a hurricane or tropical storm had this projected impact in Maine,” McAleer said. “As responders, and as individuals, we need to stay tuned to the latest information, and take appropriate steps to safeguard ourselves and our communities. “
Preparedness information and up-to-date news on the storm can be found at the Maine Prepares website, at http://www.maineprepares.com
Last update: 07/20/10
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