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Another Winter Storm: Weather it Safely

 

March 2, 2009

6:30 AM

 

AUGUSTA, MAINE -- The Maine Emergency Management Agency once again urges Mainers to put safety uppermost as another severe storm moves into the State on Monday. Many parts of the state could see over a foot of snow, and eastern Maine is at risk for sleet and freezing rain. Visibility will be limited everywhere, and roads will be treacherous.

State Government and legislative offices are closed statewide on Monday, March 2. All Legislative hearings and work sessions are cancelled for Monday.

Mainers are reminded to:

  • Monitor weather forecasts closely for expected conditions in your area. All National Weather Service weather warnings are available on MEMA's web site.
  • Use extreme care driving during the storm, and as clean-up progresses. Stay off the roads if possible.
  • If the power goes out, use generators and alternate heat sources safely. Never run a generator in a basement or attached garage. Carbon monoxide poisoning may result.
  • Continue to keep roofs clear of snow. Rain and sleet will add weight to existing snow in some areas. Make sure heating system vents are clear also, to prevent carbon monoxide from backing up in the home.
  • Protect outside oil tanks from snow and ice falling from the roof. Serious oil spills can result.
  • Check on neighbors, family and friends who may need special assistance to clear snow and ice and to weather the storm.

Important phone numbers and web sites:

 

Contact:

State EOC

 

Last update: 07/20/10