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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State MAINE
County/Area SOMERSET
WFO GYX
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-04-29 13:00:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 1WNW FAIRFIELD
Begin Lat/Lon 44.58/-69.61
End Date 2008-04-30 07:00:00.0 EST-5
End Location 1NE HINCKLEY
End Lat/Lon 44.69/-69.62
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 370.40K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Low pressure moved northeast from the Ohio Valley and into New England, spreading heavy rain over the region. Rainfall began on the afternoon of April 28th and ended during the evening of April 29th. Rainfall and rainfall rates were high enough to cause serious county wide flooding of small rivers and streams in the midcoast counties of Waldo, Somerset, Knox, and Lincoln. Rainfall amounts in the damaged areas ranged from 3 to 6 inches. Damage to roads in the area was extensive with blown out culverts and washed out roadbeds. Damage also occurred to some water control facilities and bridges.
Event Narrative Heavy rain resulted in serious county-wide flooding of small rivers and streams in southern Somerset County. Some of the most extensive damage occurred in the towns of Canaan, Cornville, Detroit, Fairfield, Harmony, Palmyra, Pittsfield, St. Albans and Skowhegan. Hardest hit was Cornville where damage amounted to almost $140,000.00.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.108M 0.00K
TWITCHELL CORNER WALDO CO. ME 04/29/2008 11:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 242.80K 0.00K
CAMDEN KNOX CO. ME 04/29/2008 13:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 366.50K 0.00K
FAIRFIELD SOMERSET CO. ME 04/29/2008 13:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 370.40K 0.00K
WEST SOUTHPORT LINCOLN CO. ME 04/29/2008 13:00 EST-5 Flood 0 0 128.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.108M 0.00K