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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MAINE
County/Area SOMERSET
WFO GYX
Begin Date 05/01/2008 00:01:00 EST-5
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth E
Begin Location SKOWHEGAN
Begin Lat/Lon 44.77/-69.71
End Date 05/01/2008 13:45:00 EST-5
End Range 1
End Azimuth ESE
End Location SKOWHEGAN
End Lat/Lon 44.77/-69.71
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Low pressure moved northeast from the Ohio River Valley and into New England, spreading heavy rain over the region. Rainfall began on the afternoon of the 28th of April and ended during the evening of the 29th. Rainfall amounts ranged from 2 to 6 inches causing minor flooding on the Ellis, Swift, Androscoggin, and Kennebec Rivers. Flooding on the Androscoggin and Kennebec rivers lasted into May 1st.
Event Narrative Heavy rain at the end of April caused flooding on the Kennebec River at Skowhegan, (flood stage 35,000 cfs.), which crested at 69,000 cfs. The flooding lasted into the early afternoon of May 1st when the river fell below flood stage.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SKOWHEGAN SOMERSET CO. ME 05/01/2008 00:01 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EAST AUBURN ANDROSCOGGIN CO. ME 05/01/2008 00:01 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH SIDNEY KENNEBEC CO. ME 05/01/2008 00:01 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUGUSTA KENNEBEC CO. ME 05/01/2008 00:01 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K