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Heavy rains knock out power and cause flooding in southern Maine

The most recent bout of rain is helping rivers stay at or above their banks, with two rivers in particular expected to reach flood stage.

The Prescumpscot River in Westbrook and the Saco River in Conway, New Hampshire, were expected to reach flood stage Saturday morning, according to CBS 13 Chief Meteorologist Charlie Lopresti.

The Presumpscot River was already at minor flood stage around 9 a.m. and should crew Saturday.

Aroostook County flooding dies down, but Portage remains affected

PORTAGE, Maine — While the threat of flooding in Aroostook County has diminished in most areas, some Portage homes and camps were being affected Thursday by rising water.

Town officials are reporting flooding along the shores of Portage Lake, according to Darren Woods, director of the Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency.

“I am not sure how many places have been impacted at this point,” he said. “I just know that some homes up there along the lake shore are surrounded by water and some of the camps have water up to them.”

Aroostook County bridge reopens as water level recedes, but heavy rain is in the forecast

The Maine Department of Transportation reopened the Fish River Bridge in Fort Kent Wednesday morning as water levels receded in the Fish River. Though more heavy rain is expected Friday night into Saturday, officials are cautiously optimistic about avoiding major flooding this spring.

Flooding strikes communities across Aroostook County

Despite little additional rainfall predicted for Sunday, law enforcement and Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency reported additional road closures across the region.

A flood warning was in effect for rain and snowmelt for southeastern Aroostook County in northern Maine and northeastern Penobscot County in east central Maine until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Police reported flooding in Bancroft, Caribou, Easton, Island Falls, Presque Isle and Washburn.

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