Reminder that there is a Tank Truck Rollover Class being held at the Houlton Fire Station tomorrow, Saturday, 9/20/14 starting at 8am. Lunch will be provided for participants.
Author: Darren Woods
There will be a one day Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on September 13th at the Caribou Courthouse. Primary objective is to provide essential training for our Amateur Radio Team and our Animal Response Team. Training will start at 8:30 a.m. Please contact the Aroostook EMA if you plan to attend.
Reminder to Region 5 IMAT Members, there will be a training on August 1st at the Caribou Courthouse starting at 1pm. Topic is Situation Unit Leader Training.
Reminder that there will be a meeting of the Aroostook Animal Response Team on July 30th at 6pm. Location is at the Courthouse in Caribou. Anyone that is interested in this team is encouraged to attend.
Reminder of the Local EMA Director’s Training will be held on July 30 from 1pm – 3pm at the Courthouse in Caribou. Local Directors are asked to contact Aroostook EMA to let them know if you can attend. Topic will be Damage Assessments.
From our friends at the National Weather Service…… A cold front will approach Maine today and slowly move through the state on Thursday and the 4th of July. Severe weather will be possible today. Gusty winds and heavy rain will be possible with discrete storms and bowing lines of thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. More thunderstorms are expected Thursday and the 4th of July. Thunderstorms may “train” in the vicinity of the cold front which could bring localized flash flooding....
Aroostook EMA responded to what was reported to be a tank truck rollover with significant spill in Easton. Upon arrival, we found that it was in fact a box truck and there was no significant spill of any materials. We are still glad to have gotten the call early, we would rather to and not be needed than not go and be needed. Easton Fire Department, Crown Ambulance, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police, Fairpoint Communications, Emera Power Company,...
The National Weather Service Office in Caribou has confirmed that a very small F-O tornado did touch down in the Houlton area yesterday. There will be more information posted later on their website and on WAGM tonight, but here is another link to the same information. Tornado confirmed in southern Aroostook County
If you are interested in becoming a weather spotter for the National Weather Service office, they are having a training coming up in Caribou. Go to their website to get more information. http://www.weather.gov/car/Outreach_Spotters
There is currently no Bakken crude oil on the rails in Aroostook County. There is some traveling in Southern Maine, and some traveling within just a few miles of our border in Canada. This link will give you more information on this order. http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/emergency-order