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Upcoming Public Hearings

Three hearings are scheduled on the following dates to present information on the Piscataquis County Referendum Election scheduled for Nov. 3, 2015, which seeks voter approval to borrow $610,000 to finance construction of a new Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office building.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 22, Milo Town Hall, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 24, Dover-Foxcroft Municipal Building, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29, Monson Community Center, 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Piscataquis County Manager Tom Lizotte, 564-6500.

Spring Flood Potential Above Normal as Snow Will Stay for a While

March 5, 2015 Dramatically deep snows, coupled with a weather pattern that will keep snow and ice in place in the short term, are creating elevated flood potential in the State. The Maine River Flow Advisory Commission, meeting today in Augusta, reviewed information on current hydrologic conditions across the state, as well as short-term weather forecasts. “The amount of snow on the ground does NOT mean flooding is inevitable,“ said Bob Lent of the USGS, co-chair of the Commission. “It does mean we have risk factors in place that could become critical when temperatures warm and we begin to see rain instead of snow.” Rainfall is the driver of flooding events. The longer snow lingers on the ground into the spring, the greater the risk of a warm-up and rain event, which could combine with snowmelt to cause flooding. According to the National Weather Service, snow depths are dramatically above normal for this time of year in many central and coastal areas. Some examples include Portland, with 550% of the normal depth of snow; Bangor with 700% and Machias at 950% of normal.

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Piscataquis LEPC & EMA Host Full Scale Haz Mat Exercise

The Piscataquis County Local Emergency Planning Committee in collaboration with the Piscataquis Emergency Management Agency is conducting a full scale Haz Mat exercise in Milo on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 late in the afternoon.

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PEMA Supports the Kiwanis Annual River Race

The Piscataquis County Emergency Management Agency provides emergency communications support to the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis at their Annual River Race. This year marked the 42nd Race that occured April 26, 2014.

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EMA Class Rescheduled

ICS 100 – An Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Greenville Fire Department. Call (207) 564-8660 for more information.