... A Flood Warning for an ice jam remains in effect until 1030 am EDT
Saturday for eastern Aroostook County...
At 1200 am EDT... emergency management reported flooding across the
warned area. An ice jam at Washburn has caused the river to rise
well above flood stage. Local officials report West Gardiner Road
has been closed due to flooding. River levels can fluctuate rapidly
in the vicinity of ice jams.
A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected.
However... all interested parties should take necessary precautions
Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Move up to
higher ground to escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to
flooding when water begins rising.
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1004 PM EDT Fri Apr 17 2015
The National Weather Service in Caribou Maine has issued a
* Flood Warning for
the Aroostook River at Washburn.
* Until late tonight... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 9:45 PM Friday the stage was 15.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Forecast... an ice jam at Washburn has caused the river to rise above flood
stage. River levels will fluctuate in the vicinity of the ice jam with rapid
rises and falls possible.
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