Aroostook County EMA Blog

FLU VACCINE: Is it time for one?

Now’s the time to get your flu shot. The flu shot is covered for people with Medicare from providers that accept Medicare or your Medicare plan. You can safely get a flu vaccine at your doctor’s office, pharmacy, or other local provider.  The flu can be very serious for people who are 65 years and older. A flu shot is your best protection from getting and spreading the virus. Getting the shot can help you stay healthy and, if you do...

Aroostook County Dry Wells

During this time of severe drought, some folks may be experiencing wells going dry.  It is not a good idea to dump water into wells for a number of reasons, a few of which are that the water would simply leak out into the surrounding ground, and what didn’t might actually contaminate the well.  Citizens who may be experiencing low water levels in wells are also encouraged to take the following steps: Avoid filling wells by a water hauler or...

Drought Task Force Meets: Drought Conditions Improve with Above Average Rainfall!

October/30/2020 – AUGUSTA, MAINE – Maine’s Drought Task Force met virtually Thursday to discuss the drought conditions across the state. Since the Task Force met two weeks ago, conditions have improved across much of the state, with northern Maine close to coming out of drought status and the remainder of the state moving to moderately dry conditions. “October is historically our wettest month of the year and it really came through,” said Donald Dumont of the National Weather Service. The...

COVID-19 Resources for Fire & EMS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published interim guidance on COVID-19 for all first responders. This includes the fire service, emergency medical services (EMS), law enforcement and emergency management officials. If you anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of your work, please read this guidance.