Flooding Updates + Social Media Posts & Photos
Folks living along the Saint John River in northern Maine and western New Brunswick remain on alert today as the swollen river spills its banks.
A Flood Warning continues in the Fort Kent area today including for residents near the Fish River tributary.
The Fort Kent Water/Wastewater Department is asking businesses and residents to minimize their water usage for the next few days as the department is experiencing difficulty in keeping up. Officials ask residents not to do any outdoor watering or wash their vehicles. They advise taking shorter showers and minimizing household chores that use water such as dishwashing and laundry.
In southern Aroostook, a flood warning continues along the Mattawamkeag River which has submerged the adjacent road in Bancroft.
The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization says water levels on the Saint John River in Fredericton and in northern regions have begun to stabilize but are above flood stage in many areas.
The Department of Transportation is reporting more than 30 road closures in the province.
Some schools are closed today due to flood conditions - Andover Elementary School, Perth-Andover Middle School and Southern Victoria High School.
National Weather Service Flood Advisory:
Below are social media posts - a critical tool in sharing information about flooding in northern Maine.
Maine State Police - photo from Washburn flooding:
Aroostook County Flood Watch shared photos from Fort Kent flooding:
Below is an interactive look at flooding areas in Fort Kent:
Fort Kane Police posted photos & road closure updates:
The Aroostook County Sheriff's Department shared road advisories:
Video of the high water levels: