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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MAINE
County/Area SOMERSET
WFO GYX
Begin Date 11/26/2008 07:30:00 EST-5
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth SSW
Begin Location SKOWHEGAN
Begin Lat/Lon 44.77/-69.72
End Date 11/27/2008 12:23:00 EST-5
End Range 0
End Azimuth SW
End Location SKOWHEGAN
End Lat/Lon 44.77/-69.73
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 Strong low pressure moved from near Chicago on the morning of November 24th, to near Buffalo on the morning of November 25th, spreading snow into Maine. Snow changed to rain during the afternoon of November 25th as the storm continued slowly moving northeast. Rainfall of 4 inches in the foothills of Maine in combination with melting snow caused small rivers and streams as well as some main stem rivers to rise rapidly. A portion of Elm Street in Mercer washed away when Indian Stream rose rapidly out of its banks. A driver in a jeep was washed into Indian Stream but was rescued and escaped injury. Intervale Road in Farmington was closed due to rising waters from the Sandy River as was Route 41 and George Thomas Road in New Sharon. Minor flooding was also reported on the Ellis River in South Andover.
Event Narrative Heavy rain caused flooding on the Kennebec River at Skowhegan, (flood stage 35,000 cfs), which crested at 46,780 cfs.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 45.00K 0.00K
CUMBERLAND MILLS CUMBERLAND CO. ME 11/25/2008 20:52 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FARMINGTON FRANKLIN CO. ME 11/25/2008 23:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FARMINGTON FALLS FRANKLIN CO. ME 11/26/2008 00:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SOUTH ANDOVER OXFORD CO. ME 11/26/2008 02:42 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROXBURY OXFORD CO. ME 11/26/2008 02:42 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORRIDGEWOCK ARPT SOMERSET CO. ME 11/26/2008 03:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
SKOWHEGAN SOMERSET CO. ME 11/26/2008 07:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALLOWELL KENNEBEC CO. ME 11/26/2008 14:27 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH SIDNEY KENNEBEC CO. ME 11/26/2008 16:53 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
AUBURN ANDROSCOGGIN CO. ME 11/26/2008 21:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 45.00K 0.00K