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Be careful, there is so terrible weather coming …

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Icy roadsThere is some nasty weather coming! We want everyone to be aware and safe. Below are some great resources. If you can help it, just don’t travel!

NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] WEATHER WATCHES, ADVISORIES and WARNINGS:

  1. A winter weather advisory has been issued for the entire State of Maine

HAZARDS:  Severe/Extreme Weather

  1. Rain
  2. Flash Freeze:  Plummeting Temperatures
  3. Mixed Precipitation:  Rain/Snow/Sleet/Freezing Rain

POSSIBLE IMPACT

  1. Flooding:
    1. Frozen and snow-clogged culverts
    2. Ice jams
  2. Dangerous Travel ConditionsIce, sleet, freezing rain, snow. Travel impacts could be very high due to ice formation on roadways.
  3. Increased Snow Load on Roofs:  Possible roof damage/collapse

PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES:

Winter Preparedness: Snowstorm and Extreme Cold

How to Prepare for a Winter Storm

American Red Cross-Winter Storm Safety

When the Sky Turns Gray – Animated Video

Be Prepared for Power Outages

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