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Kennebec County Emergency Management Agency
Sunday April 22nd, 2012 :: 09:08 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Event: Flood Watch Alert: ...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND

Event: Flood Watch
Alert:
...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

.A FRONT WILL PUSH SLOWLY THROUGH SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TODAY
BRINGING LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL TO THE AREA. A COASTAL LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRAVEL UP THE EAST COAST TONIGHT BRINGING
ANOTHER ROUND OF EVEN HEAVIER RAIN TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE
HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE CENTERED ALONG THE COASTAL PLAIN AND
FOOTHILLS. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES
WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN WESTERN MAINE...

ANDROSCOGGIN...COASTAL CUMBERLAND...COASTAL WALDO...COASTAL
YORK...INTERIOR CUMBERLAND...INTERIOR WALDO...INTERIOR YORK...
KENNEBEC...KNOX...LINCOLN...SAGADAHOC...SOUTHERN FRANKLIN...
SOUTHERN OXFORD AND SOUTHERN SOMERSET. IN NEW HAMPSHIRE...
BELKNAP...COASTAL ROCKINGHAM...INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM...
MERRIMACK...NORTHERN CARROLL...NORTHERN GRAFTON...SOUTHERN
CARROLL...SOUTHERN GRAFTON...STRAFFORD AND SULLIVAN.

* FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING

* LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL TODAY WILL GIVE WAY TO HEAVIER
RAINFALLS OVERNIGHT INTO TOMORROW. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE
CENTERED ALONG THE COASTAL PLAIN AND FOOTHILLS. TOTAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS WILL BE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS.

* FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AND URBAN AREAS IS ANTICIPATED...

ALONG WITH POTENTIAL SMALL STREAM FLOODING. A FEW MAINSTEM
RIVERS MAY APPROACH FLOOD STAGE.
Instructions: 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.
Target Area:
Androscoggin
Coastal Cumberland
Coastal Waldo
Coastal York
Interior Cumberland
Interior Waldo
Interior York
Kennebec
Knox
Lincoln
Sagadahoc
Southern Franklin
Southern Oxford
Southern Somerset

Address/Location
Kennebec County Emergency Management Agency
125 State St
Augusta, ME 04330

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 207-623-8407

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