Author: Jesse Belanger

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Aroostook County Flood Watch Facebook Page

A new collaborative Facebook page is helping public safety, local officials, and communities throughout Aroostook County stay connected in regards to rising water levels and potential flood concerns in the entire region. Darren Woods, Director of Aroostook EMA says, “This page is a collaboration of agencies and communities in an effort to increase public information on spring flooding conditions in our area. The intent is not to take away the value of information from other sites, but it is meant...


Press Release: 2016 Madawaska Multiple Incident Full Scale Exercise

08/18/2016 PRESS RELEASE Aroostook County EMA Partners with Madawaska in Multi-Incident Exercise Series Aroostook EMA (AKEMA), in conjunction with the Town of Madawaska, will be conducting a large, Full Scale public safety exercise in Madawaska, Maine. On August 20th, 2016, numerous agencies will come together to participate in the 2016 Madawaska Multiple Incident Full Scale Exercise. The public can expect to see an influx of public safety traffic in and around Madawaska on the morning of August 20th. We kindly...


Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Safety!

Severe summer storms can occur anywhere, and conditions can change rapidly.  The most important thing anyone can do to reassure their safety and the safety of  those around them is to be prepared.  Preparedness starts with you. Having a Plan! At home, have a plan in place that family members know what to do in the event of a severe storm.  It’s important to understand what type of severe weather risks are applicable to your community.  In Aroostook County, our primary...

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NWS Caribou – Winter Spotter Training

  Help your National Weather Service by becoming a Winter Weather Storm Spotter!  Storm spotters report snowfall, ice accumulation, ice jam flooding and coastal flood erosion during Maine’s long harsh winters.  Spotter training will teach you how to accurately measure and report significant winter weather phenomenon! Where: National Weather Service Office, 810 Main St., Caribou, ME When: Thursday, November 19th, at 5:30 pm Cost: Free to all those interested in Weather!!! Please contact Donald Dumont for additional information on...


2015 Presque Isle Airport Full Scale Exercise

PRESS RELEASE Aroostook County EMA Full-Scale Airport / Hazardous Materials Exercise Aroostook EMA (AKEMA) has completed a full-scale exercise on August 15th, 2015.  The exercise was held at the Presque Isle Airport. The primary focus of the exercise was the response to an aircraft incident.  The exercise also incorporated objectives to test Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials Response, and Incident Command operations. The exercise has been considered a large success by all entities involved.  Jesse Belanger, Deputy Director and Exercise...


2015 Presque Isle Airport Full Scale Exercise

PRESS RELEASE City of Presque Isle and Aroostook County EMA partner on Full-Scale Airport / Hazardous Materials Exercise  Aroostook EMA (AKEMA) will be coordinating a full-scale exercise in the area of the Presque Isle Regional Airport on August 15th, 2015.  The exercise will bring together responders from across Aroostook County. Jesse Belanger, Deputy Director and Exercise Coordinator with Aroostook County EMA explained, “The focus of the exercise is an Airplane crash.  However, the response involves many response tasks, from Law...

Ice Jam in St. Francis Maine 04/17/2014

NWS Caribou/Aroostook EMA River Ice Training Video

With the impending spring melt that we are all excited for, one major issue we monitor closely ever year is the ice out of our many rivers and streams. Last fall, our partners from the National Weather Service in Caribou, Maine put together and presented a River Ice training in three locations in our county. This very good training covers a large number of topics, including the science behind ice formation, how to identify troublesome ice conditions, and some emergency...


Power Outage – Oakfield, Smyrna, Dyer Brook, Ludlow – 1:00 PM (10/21/2014)

Emera Maine crews are planning to conduct an emergency outage to repair equipment TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014. Areas affected are Oakfield, Dyer Brook, Ludlow and Smyrna. Expected time and duration: 1:00 P.M. TO 1:30 P.M. Customers may report outages or ask questions by calling our Customer Service Center at (207) 973-2000 or 1-855-EMERA11 (363-7211). You may also follow us on Twitter @emerame.