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Hurricane Irene Likely to Affect New England: Stay Tuned
August 24, 2011
AUGUSTA, MAINE -- Hurricane Irene will be moving up the East Coast and may impact Maine over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Since the storm is still many days away, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to the timing, track, strength and impact on Maine.
“Be prepared, and 'stay tuned'” says Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Rob McAleer. “Irene could bring heavy rains, high winds, storm surge or any combination of those things. Pay close attention to weather forecasts, and start now to think about your personal emergency plans. You want to give yourself enough time to take care of your home, business or boat before the storm arrives.”
Maine Emergency Management Agency recommends:
Most important, again, is to stay informed. Stay tuned to local news, visit Maineprepares.com or listen to your NOAA Weather Radio to be sure of current forecasts, and how the storm will affect your area.
For more preparedness and safety information, the latest weather forecasts, and links to the latest advisories and tracks for Hurricane Irene, visit MainePrepares.com
MEMA has begun daily consultations with the Governor’s office, FEMA and the National Weather Service. Thursday, the agency will begin daily coordination conference calls with the Weather Service, FEMA, County and metro area emergency managers, utilities, state agencies, Canadian provinces and key private sector and volunteer partners.
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