The Nationwide Climate Service forecasts heavy rain from Monday night time into Tuesday morning, which may trigger flooding in small streams.
The realm projected to obtain essentially the most rain stretch from the Moosehead area to Baxter State Park and all through Aroostook County, in response to James Sinko, hydrologist within the climate service’s Caribou workplace. The mountains of Oxford, Franklin and Somerset counties will obtain an identical quantity of rain. The Bangor space and the Down East coast won’t see as a lot rain.
Since Maine has already seen rainfall about 200 p.c above regular the previous two weeks, the bottom is saturated with water, Sinko stated. Which means as an alternative of soaking into the bottom, this rain will run into streams and rivers, he stated.
Main rivers aren’t as a lot of a threat for flooding, however small streams could also be, in response to the climate service. Sinko stated one of the best factor to do when encountering a flooded highway is to show round and go a distinct method.
“It doesn’t take that a lot water to maneuver a automobile,” Sinko stated.
For Mainers who stay in flood zones, Sinko stated to observe radios and smartphones for flood alerts and flood warnings all through the night time.
Jules Walkup is a Report for America corps member. Further assist for this reporting is supplied by BDN readers.
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