Category: EMA News

Aroostook County EMA News and Information

2020 AKEMA Hazard Mitigation Plan

It’s Hazard Mitigation time and we would like for you to attend one of our three Kick-Off Meetings. These meetings will be held by Zoom on: Thursday, November 12th @ 9:00am Thursday, November 12th @ 6:00pm Saturday, November 14th @ 10:00am Please plan on attending one of these to help get the AKEMA Hazard Mitigation Plan in gear. All three of these are the same, so you only need to attend one. Please let me know what time is good...

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 Show Minor Improvement as Active Weather Pattern Continues.

October 16th 2020, AUGUSTA, MAINE – Maine’s Drought Task Force met virtually Thursday to discuss the ongoing drought conditions across the state. Since the Task Force met two weeks ago, much of the State continues with severe drought conditions, while portions of Penobscot, Piscataquis and northern Aroostook County are still experiencing extreme drought conditions. Above normal rainfall is expected over the next week for most of Maine. The National Weather Service reported some improvements due to the rainfall received since...

Information on how you & your family can be Prepared for an Emergency!

Sometimes, you can make it easy for bad luck to find you. Look around your house and yard for things that could trip you up. Replace that burned out light bulb on your porch. Clear those newspapers away from the wood stove. Get the clutter off the stairs. Test those smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (or install them). Make your own luck today. https://www.maine.gov/mema/maine-prepares