Category: Emergency Alerts

Alerts and updated information regarding emergencies or disasters in Aroostook County, ME.

Exercise – Exercise – Exercise

Full-Scale Exercise at PQI Presque Isle International Airport The City of Presque Isle and Aroostook EMA (AKEMA) will be conducting a full-scale exercise at the Presque Isle International Airport (PQI) Saturday August 11th, 2018. John Gibson, Deputy Director and Exercise Coordinator with Aroostook County EMA explained, “The focus of the exercise is on a multiagency response to a commercial passenger airliner crash with a high number of victims, but will also include an emphasis on communications and interoperability.” Aroostook EMA...

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...

Ebola Information

We know that folks are looking for information on Ebola.  The Maine Centers for Disease Control has a webpage specific to that issue that has lots of information that should answer your questions. We recommend that you first review the information on the site, but if you have further questions you can contact the Maine CDC at 1-800-821-5821.

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.

Road Closure – Detour, E Plantation

The E Plantation Road in the Blaine / Bridgewater area is closed on the northern end of the road due to downed power lines and downed trees.  Crews will be working late into the evening to open this road, but for the time being, to access the southern part of the E Plantation Road, please use the Kinney Road. Again, please never cross or approach downed power lines, and continue reporting issues to your local services.

Arthur Update – Partial Road Closure US Route 1

Reports are that Arthur is moving out of the area, as rain and wind will continue to diminish over the next couple hours. Bridgewater Fire Department is reporting that US Route 1 in Bridgewater is partially flooded in town, and advises drivers to remain cautious while proceeding through the area. Many communities are continuing to clean up falling trees and other debris following this storm.  We want to take a moment to remind everyone of a few safety measures:  Never...

Active Thunderstorm Weather Systems

Much of Aroostook County is currently experiencing active weather patterns, and is expected to continue for the next few hours into the evening.  Aroostook EMA will continue monitoring severe weather systems and strongly encourages all citizens to keep a close eye on any alerts from the National Weather Service in Caribou. You can stay up to date with weather alerts by visiting the NOAA Caribou page at Remember: If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm...

Ice Progressing from Grand Isle through Hamlin

After receiving reports of the Grand Isle ice jam releasing, Aroostook EMA Director Darren Woods confirmed that any standing ice jams between Grand Isle, Van Buren and Hamlin have opened up and ice is flowing steadily downstream. Aroostook EMA has notified local and Canadian officials who are preparing for the ice flows to reach Grand Falls, Perth-Andover and other areas in the coming hours.