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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 11:57 AM EDT Apr. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Caribou Maine has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
rain and snowmelt in...
southeastern Aroostook County in northern Maine...
northeastern Penobscot County in east central Maine...

* until 600 PM EDT Sunday.

* At 1155 am EDT, local law enforcement reported flooding in
Bancroft, Caribou, Easton, Island Falls, Presque Isle, and
Washburn.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Presque Isle, Caribou, Houlton, Fort Fairfield, Limestone,
Danforth, Mapleton, Washburn, Mars Hill, Hodgdon, Ashland, Easton,
Woodland, Sherman, Island falls, Bridgewater, Smyrna, Masardis,
Amity and Haynesville.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.


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459 am EDT sun Apr 21 2019

The Flood Warning continues for the Big Black River near Big Black
* until Monday afternoon... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 4:45 am Sunday the stage was 11.8 feet
* minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late this afternoon and
continue to rise to near 12.7 feet by after midnight tomorrow. The
river will fall below flood stage by tomorrow late morning. At 12.0
feet, minor lowland flooding occurs.


Lat... Lon 4703 6945 4694 6945 4689 6954 4685 6966
      4687 6982 4693 6976




455 am EDT sun Apr 21 2019

The National Weather Service in Caribou Maine has issued a

* Flood Warning for the fish river at Fort Kent.
* From Monday afternoon until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 4:31 am Sunday the stage was 9.2 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by tomorrow afternoon and
continue to rise to near 11.7 feet by early Wednesday morning.
Additional rises are possible thereafter. At 12.0 feet,
moderate flooding. Homes in the Soldier Pond area of Wallagrass
threatened. West approach of Soldier Pond bridge inundated with
bridge closed. Evacuations possible.


Lat... Lon 4726 6865 4726 6854 4714 6854 4711 6854
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455 am EDT sun Apr 21 2019

The National Weather Service in Caribou Maine has issued a

* Flood Warning for the St John river at Fort Kent.
* From Monday morning to Tuesday evening... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 4:30 am Sunday the stage was 18.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 22.5 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by tomorrow late morning and
continue to rise to near 23.0 feet by tomorrow evening.The river
will fall below flood stage by Tuesday afternoon. At 22.7 feet,
SW Collins lumber yard and the blockhouse park begin to flood.


Lat... Lon 4715 6879 4723 6887 4730 6859 4732 6837
      4723 6836 4721 6858




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:44 AM EDT Apr. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of far northern Maine, including the following
areas, northeast Aroostook and Northwest Aroostook.

* Through Monday evening

* the heavy rainfall that occurred Saturday in combination with
ongoing significant snowmelt will allow rivers and streams to
continue to rise into early next week. The ice jam that was on
the Aroostook River in the vicinity of Washburn has flushed out,
and some ice jam flooding remains possible Sunday downriver of
Washburn to Presque Isle and Caribou. The attention then turns
to open water flooding.

* High confidence continues that smaller streams and rivers will
continue with a risk of flooding, in addition to low lying
areal flooding through Sunday night. Numerous roads closures
have already occurred in portions of the County and more
closures are possible. Please contact your local law enforcement
agency for further information.

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.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:44 AM EDT Apr. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of far northern Maine, including the following
areas, northeast Aroostook and Northwest Aroostook.

* Through Monday evening

* the heavy rainfall that occurred Saturday in combination with
ongoing significant snowmelt will allow rivers and streams to
continue to rise into early next week. The ice jam that was on
the Aroostook River in the vicinity of Washburn has flushed out,
and some ice jam flooding remains possible Sunday downriver of
Washburn to Presque Isle and Caribou. The attention then turns
to open water flooding.

* High confidence continues that smaller streams and rivers will
continue with a risk of flooding, in addition to low lying
areal flooding through Sunday night. Numerous roads closures
have already occurred in portions of the County and more
closures are possible. Please contact your local law enforcement
agency for further information.

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.