Aroostook County EMA

Aroostook Animal Response Team Meeting

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.

Local EMA Director’s Training

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.

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NWS Declares Hurricane Awareness Week

From Maine Emergency Management: The National Weather Service has declared the week of July 14 – July 18 as Hurricane Awareness Week in New England.  Hurricanes, which are also referred to as “tropical cyclones,” are low pressure systems that generally form in tropical areas with warm ocean waters, atmospheric moisture, and relatively light winds. Hurricanes that affect the eastern parts of the United States typically form in either the tropical Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea or in the Gulf of...

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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.

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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...

Weather Update

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....

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Revised Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement Now Online

Revised Statewide Mutual Aid Agreement Now Online 06/24/2014 12:00 AM EDT In 2009, then Governor John Baldacci signed into law [PL 2009 c. 135](http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/chapters/PUBLIC175.asp ), An Act Authorizing Statewide Mutual Aid Among First Responder Agencies. This law allowed “local first responder agencies to provide emergency services such as fire, law enforcement, emergency management or medical services as necessary upon another town’s request without any additional agreement or contract.” Five years later, several changes have been made to the original agreement and...

Easton Incident

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,...

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June 2014 National Guard MP Exercise in Houlton

A reminder to all area residents of the Maine National Guard MP Exercise this week in Houlton.  Please be advised that this is just an exercise, and that you will be seeing an increase in military vehicles in the area. We thank you all for your cooperation!  Please see the press release below.

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June 2014 National Guard MP Exercise in Houlton

​​488th Military Police Company to Conduct Joint Exercise in Houlton HOULTON, ME-The Maine Army National Guard 488th Military Police Company is conducting a joint military support to civil authorities exercise in Houlton, on June 11-12, 2014. The exercise will test the unit’s ability to respond to a scenario requiring it to partner with law enforcement and civil authorities. The exercise is part of the units two week annual training June 6-20 and will be conducted at several locations statewide. The...