St. John River Flooding Forces Evacuations in Northern Maine

May 1, 2008

Authorities say evacuations are under way in Fort Kent, Maine because the St. John River is flooding.

The Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency says residents of about 30 to 40 homes were ordered to evacuate as the river continues to rise because of heavy rain and melting snow.

Officials also say the International Bridge over the river between Fort Kent and Clair, New Brunswick, has been closed.

Gov. John Baldacci issued a state of emergency for Aroostook County because of flood conditions in the Fort Kent and Wallagrass areas.

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