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Lincoln County Maine Emergency Management
Friday October 15th, 2010 :: 08:14 a.m. EDT

Alert

Heavy rain today -- expect 3 inches of rain, with possibility of 4 inches locally. Proceed on roadways cautiously.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF WESTERN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN WESTERN MAINE...ANDROSCOGGIN...CENTRAL SOMERSET...COASTAL CUMBERLAND...COASTAL WALDO...COASTAL YORK... INTERIOR CUMBERLAND...INTERIOR WALDO...INTERIOR YORK... KENNEBEC...KNOX...LINCOLN...NORTHERN FRANKLIN...NORTHERN OXFORD...SAGADAHOC...SOUTHERN FRANKLIN...SOUTHERN OXFORD AND SOUTHERN SOMERSET. IN NEW HAMPSHIRE...BELKNAP...COASTAL ROCKINGHAM...INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM...MERRIMACK...NORTHERN CARROLL...NORTHERN COOS...NORTHERN GRAFTON...SOUTHERN CARROLL...SOUTHERN COOS...SOUTHERN GRAFTON...STRAFFORD AND SULLIVAN.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* LOW PRESSURE LOCATED OFF EASTERN LONG ISLAND NEW YORK EARLY THIS MORNING WILL CONTINUE TO RAPIDLY DEEPEN AS IT TRACKS ACROSS CAPE COD...THEN STALL ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF MAINE THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING A SOAKING RAIN OF ONE AND A HALF TO 3 INCHES TO THE REGION WITH LOCALIZED 3 TO 4 INCH AMOUNTS.

* HEAVY RAIN TODAY WILL LIKELY RESULT IN SOME URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING. IT COULD ALSO PUSH SOME LARGER STREAMS AND RIVERS TO NEAR OR JUST OVER BANKFULL TONIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

Address/Location
Lincoln County Maine Emergency Management
34 Bath Rd
Wiscasset, ME 04578

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 207-882-7559

Kimberley L. White-Kaiser
kim902@co.lincoln.me.us
207-882-7559

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