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Maine Prepares for Spring

flooded building

The Flood of 1987 was devastating to many business and families in Maine. It's easy to forget just how devastating. This photo, from Water and Bond Streets in Augusta, is a reminder. MDOT photo.

 

Spring is mud season. Spring is "frost heave" season. We're also accustomed to thinking of spring as "flood season" in Maine. Although floods can come at any time, in the late winter and early spring we have snow, frozen ground, no leaves on the trees and ice in rivers, all of which increase the risk of flooding when spring rains arrive.

Here are some useful links for "flood season", along with entries from our own library for flood safety and preparedness. And remember, a Maine spring also often features winter-like storms, so don't lose touch with Winter Safety Tips.

 

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