Category: Local Conditions

TIPS FOR SHOVELING YOUR ROOF!

HEAVY SNOW PREDICTED FOR THIS WEEKEND! With heavy snow being predicted for this weekend in our area, keep an eye on your roof, especially smaller sheds and barns. The weight of snow can collapse your roof, particularly flat or low-pitched roofs. Wait until the storm has ended before climbing on your roof and removing snow, especially if blizzard conditions persist and high winds and more snow, is headed in your direction. Here are some tips: Look for signs of collapse,...

10 Tips for Surviving Extreme Cold!

1. Minimize your outside activities, particularly the elderly and very young. 2. Dress in layers. Several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing will keep you warmer than a single layer of heavy clothing.  Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Try runners’ tights to wear underneath your pants, which will keep you even warmer than thermal underwear. 3. Wear the proper protection. Our bodies prioritize keeping our organs warm, which means hands and feet are typically the first to feel the cold. Wear either...

Walking On Ice!

Ice is building up on many sidewalks across the area. Clinics and emergency departments are beginning to see patients present because of slips on the ice and snow. Experts say, if you need to go outside, bend slightly and walk flat-footed with your center of gravity directly over your feet as much as possible. Walk in designated walkways as much as possible.  Look ahead when you walk. A snow- or ice-covered sidewalk or driveway, especially if on a hill, may...

The Facts on Covid-19 Vaccines

Looking to get the facts about the new COVID-19 vaccines? Here’s what you need to know about the different vaccines and the benefits of getting vaccinated. Vaccines to prevent the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are perhaps the best hope for ending the pandemic. But as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) begins authorizing emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines, you likely have questions. Find out about the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines, how they work, the possible side effects and the importance of continuing...

JOIN THE MAINE MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS (MRC) TODAY!

Are you a retired medical worker or someone who has time that would like to help during a disaster? Signing up for this program does NOT commit you, it simply puts you in a database that would get you information when there is a need.  You decide if you are available or not when it happens.  See below for more information: Looking to volunteer? Then, your invited you to join Maine Responds and the Maine Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) today!...

Maine Basic Emergency Manager Training Program

Anyone wanting to learn more about Emergency Management or Local EMA Directors that want to excel should check into this recognition program. Feel free to reach out to us with suggestions. The Maine County Directors Council has updated their Maine Basic Emergency Manager 1 & 2 program. This is a great way for people to learn about Emergency Management and a good start for Local Emergency Managers. Get more information on the program at: https://www.maine.gov/mema/maine-prepares/plans-trainings-exercises/training/basic-emergency-training-program?fbclid=IwAR21UjXO9kMBplsQj7c9Uo36iXJOXPIpR5nX2WWSIHRNnkDMz6c2NOVMYxQ

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...