Fairfield, Maine Issues Evacuation For Some Residents on Tuesday Morning
To say that this storm has caused significant damage across the state would somehow be an understatement. Early estimates put the overall damage well into the tens of millions of dollars. All of this as tree and power line crews continue to work around the clock to clear debris and begin the grueling task of restoring power to more than 360,000 Mainers across the state.
With thousands without power, at least two storm-related deaths reported and flood waters destroying dozens of roads throughout the region, it will be months until everything is cleaned up and repaired to a 'pre Grinch storm' level. And now, one Central Maine community is asking some residents to evacutate.
According to a Facebook post by the Fairfield Police Department, city officials are asking residents that live along the river side of Water Street to evacuate (voluntarily). The police department says that the river is expected to rise at least another three feet before the river crests at about noontime today.
Police urge residents who choose to heed these orders to remember important things when they go such as medication and other necessities. In addition to the post on their social media, public works along with Fairfield fire and police will be going door-to-door to provide in-person notification of the impending flood waters.
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