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FACT SHEET: Maine Hurricane Kyle Response


September 28, 2008

7:00 PM


FACT SHEET: Hurricane Kyle Response

Federal, State, county and local emergency managers and responders continue to monitor Hurricane Kyle closely as downeast Maine remains at risk from high winds and flooding, bringing road closures and power outages.

The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated at Level 2 (partial staffing) status. A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) liaison team is working with State emergency management officials at the EOC.

The National Weather Service reports over three inches of rain already received in many areas with 6 or more inches in portions of Hancock and Washington Counties; more rain is expected as Kyle moves through.

The Department of Conservation has a Mobile Command Post with an 8-person Incident Management Team deployed in Washington County to support emergency officials. The Red Cross is on standby to open shelters if needed but to this point no shelters have been opened.

Numerous road closures have been reported; formal damage assessments will begin tomorrow after the storm has passed. Travelers should respect all barricades and be alert for any unmarked flood roads.

No casualties have been reported.

Safety remains the greatest concern. The public is asked to:

  • Monitor weather warnings closely
  • Avoid and report any downed power lines
  • Avoid flooded roadways
  • Stay well back from high surf and fast-running streams
  • Look out for family, friends or neighbors who may need extra assistance





Last update: 07/20/10