Bangor, ME – As forecasters track the winter storm now bearing down on the state, Emera Maine is assembling resources and ensuring appropriate staffing is in place should the snowstorm cause power outages within the utility’s service territory. Trucks are fueled and equipped, and Emera Maine personnel have already held a pre-storm planning session to discuss staffing levels and finalize our storm-response should conditions warrant.
We’re monitoring the weather closely,” said Kim Wadleigh, Vice President, Transmission and Distribution Operations for Emera Maine. “With a combination of heavy snow, icing and strong winds expected, we’re bracing ourselves for what could result in power outages and difficult travel, so we’re taking the necessary steps to be sure our people, equipment, and resources are ready to engage at a moment’s notice.”
Customers are urged to call our Customer Service Center and report outages by calling toll-free at 1-855-EMERA11 (363-7211). The call center will be staffed throughout the storm.
Emera Maine encourages customers to follow these tips to be prepared for the storm:
- Keep candles, flashlights and radios on hand, in addition to fresh drinking water and non-perishable foods.
- Make sure electronic communication tools such as cell phones and tablets are fully charged.
- Fill your vehicle’s fuel tank.
In addition, the utility offers the following safety tips:
- Never touch a downed line, or a tree in contact with a downed line
. - Never run a generator indoors, or even in an attached garage with the door open.
- Do not attempt to refuel a generator or heater while it’s running.
- Be sure alternate heat sources are well ventilated, installed properly, and used according to manufacturer guidelines.
- Never use grills or camp stoves indoors; they can give off dangerous fumes.
Outage counts and estimated restoration times will be posted on our website, www.emeramaine.com. Emera Maine’s Bangor Hydro District customers may also check our live outage map for real-time outage and restoration information. (NOTE: Enhancements to the live outage map to include Maine Public District customers is currently in development.) Follow us on Twitter – @emerame
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Benefit Bean Supper
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 41 And the American Legion Post 41 will be hosting a Bean Supper
at the Legion Hall, West Main Street, Milo, on Saturday, February 22nd, 4:30 to 6:00 PM.
Menu : Beans, Franks, Chop Suey, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Beverage and Dessert
This will be by Donation to Benefit Eugene “Gene” Jay of Derby.
Come help us fill his oil barrel !
Linked from: Bangor Daily News
Linked from: Bangor Daily News
" The area between Bangor and Greenville is expected to get 10 to 16 inches of snow, with some sleet mixed in and winds gusting as high as 30 mph."
Your Local Radar Link Severe WEATHER ALERT The Emergency Email and Wireless Network http://www.emergencyemail.org
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
* HAZARD TYPES: SNOW & BLOWING SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS: GREATER THAN 10 INCHES POSSIBLE.
* TIMING.EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS: HIGH IMPACT. HEAVY SNOWFALL ALONG WITH BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES & MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS.
* WINDS.NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* TEMPS.IN THE UPPER 20S.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW.SLEET.OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CAR.
Tax Club enrollment deadline is 4/18/2014 !
1st Payment will be due 4/25/2014.
Brownville Taxpayers who wish to enroll in the 2014 Property Tax Club must sign up by April 18, 2014. Enrollment forms are available at the Town Office. Only taxpayers with no outstanding prior year property tax balances are eligible to enroll in the Club.
In order to be considered for this monthly installment payment program, the Town Office must receive the completed enrollment form no later than 4:00PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2014. For more information please contact the Brownville Town Office at 965-2561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $ 5.00 each.
Your name will go into a drawing every day of February for a chance to win that day's prize.
Some days have more than one prize !
If you win you still get your name put back in each and every day.