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  • Learn how your community will alert you about emergencies.
  • Subscribe to alert services for bad weather or local emergencies. Alerting devices for the hearing impaired are available through the Maine Center on Deafness at (207) 797-7656.
  • Know the difference between weather watches and weather warnings and what you should do for each. NOAA weather radios can keep you informed.
  • Identify local evacuation routes, transportation providers, warming/cooling centers, and regional shelters.
  • Learn about the emergency plans put in place by your local schools, businesses, health care providers, etc.
  • Think safety at all times: TURN AROUND when roads are flooded. Keep generators OUTSIDE. Be CAREFUL with candles and kerosene lamps. STAY AWAY from downed power lines.