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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL CYCLONE LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
1116 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2011

...IRENE BECOMES POST-TROPICAL NEAR THE U.S./CANADIAN BORDER...

.NEW INFORMATION...
WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT
LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATER LEGS OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE...
COASTAL WATERS FROM STONINGTON ME TO EASTPORT ME OUT 25 NM.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE NO LONGER IN EFFECT
ANYWHERE ACROSS NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE...COASTAL WATERS FROM
STONINGTON ME TO EASTPORT ME OUT 25 NM.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 10 PM EDT...THE CENTER OF IRENE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE
45.3N...LONGITUDE 71.3W. THIS WAS ABOUT 160 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST
OF BAR HARBOR ME...OR ABOUT 210 MILES WEST OF EASTPORT ME. STORM
MOTION WAS NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 26 MPH. STORM INTENSITY WAS 50
MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
THE REMNANTS OF IRENE WILL CONTINUE MOVING NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT.
ALTHOUGH THE STORM IS EXITING...STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL REMAIN
POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MANY CASUALTIES OCCUR AFTER A STORM HAS PASSED. BE SMART AND USE
CAUTION. CONTINUE TO HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL OFFICIALS AS THEY
CONDUCT RESCUE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS. WAIT FOR THE ALL-CLEAR SIGNAL
BEFORE RE-ENTERING EVACUATION ZONES OR ANY AREA THAT RECEIVED
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR FLOODING.

PAY ATTENTION FOR POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES AND STAY AWAY FROM
DOWNED POWER LINES. LISTEN FOR ANY BOIL WATER ALERTS.

MARINERS SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST COASTAL WATERS FORECAST BEFORE
MAKING ANY DEFINITE PLANS.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
AS IT PERTAINS TO THIS EVENT...THIS WILL BE THE LAST LOCAL
STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU
REGARDING THE EFFECTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE HAZARDS UPON THE AREA.

MEZ001>006-010-011-031-032-290430-
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NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET-
NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-
CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS-
NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
1116 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2011

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE NEEDS EMERGENCY HELP...CALL 9 1 1.

AS SOON AS YOU ARE ABLE...CHECK IN WITH YOUR POINTS OF CONTACT
AMONG FAMILY AND FRIENDS. INFORM THEM OF YOUR STATUS AND
CONDITION. BE A GOOD SAMARITAN AND CHECK IN ON YOUR NEIGHBORS.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL NEWS MEDIA FOR THE
LATEST INFORMATION ON STORM IMPACTS.

IF YOU ARE USING A PORTABLE GENERATOR...OBSERVE ALL SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING...ELECTROCUTION...
OR FIRES. PORTABLE GENERATORS SHOULD BE OPERATED OUTDOORS...IN A
DRY AND WELL VENTILATED PLACE. DO NOT STORE FUEL INSIDE YOUR HOME
OR GARAGE.

IF YOU RECEIVED ROOF DAMAGE...DO NOT GO UP ON THE ROOF UNTIL THE
THREAT OF GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN HAS FULLY SUBSIDED. IF
OPERATING CHAIN SAWS AND PORTABLE GENERATORS...REVIEW THE
OPERATORS MANUAL AND OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

STAY OUT OF FLOODED AREAS AS THE WATER MAY BE CONTAMINATED OR THE
ROAD MIGHT HAVE BEEN WASHED AWAY. TEST DRINKING WATER BEFORE
USING...PARTICULARLY FROM WELLS. STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER
LINES TOO.

&&

...WINDS...
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. SUSTAINED HIGH
WINDS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED BUT STRONG WIND GUSTS MAY STILL
OCCUR.

...INLAND FLOODING...
ALTHOUGH THE RAIN WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT...RIVER AND STREAM
LEVELS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED OVERNIGHT. WATER COULD ALSO REMAIN
PONDED IN LOW LYING AREAS.

$$

MEZ015>017-029-030-290430-
/O.CAN.KCAR.TR.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-INTERIOR HANCOCK-CENTRAL WASHINGTON-
COASTAL HANCOCK-COASTAL WASHINGTON-
1116 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2011

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE NEEDS EMERGENCY HELP...CALL 9 1 1.

AS SOON AS YOU ARE ABLE...CHECK IN WITH YOUR POINTS OF CONTACT
AMONG FAMILY AND FRIENDS. INFORM THEM OF YOUR STATUS AND
CONDITION. BE A GOOD SAMARITAN AND CHECK IN ON YOUR NEIGHBORS.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL NEWS MEDIA FOR THE
LATEST INFORMATION ON STORM IMPACTS.

IF YOU ARE USING A PORTABLE GENERATOR...OBSERVE ALL SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING...ELECTROCUTION...
OR FIRES. PORTABLE GENERATORS SHOULD BE OPERATED OUTDOORS...IN A
DRY AND WELL VENTILATED PLACE. DO NOT STORE FUEL INSIDE YOUR HOME
OR GARAGE.

IF YOU RECEIVED ROOF DAMAGE...DO NOT GO UP ON THE ROOF UNTIL THE
THREAT OF GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN HAS FULLY SUBSIDED. IF
OPERATING CHAIN SAWS AND PORTABLE GENERATORS...REVIEW THE
OPERATORS MANUAL AND OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

STAY OUT OF FLOODED AREAS AS THE WATER MAY BE CONTAMINATED OR THE
ROAD MIGHT HAVE BEEN WASHED AWAY. TEST DRINKING WATER BEFORE
USING...PARTICULARLY FROM WELLS. STAY AWAY FROM DOWNED POWER
LINES. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT OR SAFE HARBOR UNTIL
WINDS AND SEAS SUBSIDE. FOR ANY SMALL CRAFT WHO ARE IN
DISTRESS...OR IF YOU SEE SOMEONE ELSE IN DISTRESS...RADIO YOUR
SITUATION ACCORDING TO MARITIME PROTOCOL. IF APPROPRIATE...DEPLOY
YOUR EMERGENCY DISTRESS BEACON.

&&

...WINDS...
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. SUSTAINED HIGH
WINDS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED BUT STRONG WIND GUSTS MAY STILL
OCCUR.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...
MINIMAL STORM TIDE IMPACTS ARE BEING OBSERVED. ACCORDING TO THE
LATEST SURGE GRIDS...COASTAL FLOODING IS NEGLIGIBLE.


...INLAND FLOODING...
ALTHOUGH THE RAIN WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT...RIVER AND STREAM
LEVELS WILL REMAIN ELEVATED OVERNIGHT. WATER COULD ALSO REMAIN
PONDED IN LOW LYING AREAS.

$$

ANZ050>052-290430-
/O.CAN.KCAR.TR.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
COASTAL WATERS FROM EASTPORT ME TO SCHOODIC POINT ME OUT 25 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SCHOODIC POINT ME TO STONINGTON ME OUT 25 NM-
INTRACOASTAL WATERS FROM SCHOODIC POINT ME TO STONINGTON ME-
1116 PM EDT SUN AUG 28 2011

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT OR SAFE HARBOR UNTIL WINDS AND
SEAS SUBSIDE. FOR ANY SMALL CRAFT WHO ARE IN DISTRESS...OR IF YOU
SEE SOMEONE ELSE IN DISTRESS...RADIO YOUR SITUATION ACCORDING TO
MARITIME PROTOCOL. IF APPROPRIATE...DEPLOY YOUR EMERGENCY DISTRESS
BEACON.

&&

...WINDS AND SEAS...
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. SUSTAINED HIGH
WINDS ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED BUT STRONG WIND GUSTS MAY STILL
OCCUR. SEAS WILL BUILD TO 20 TO 25 FEET OVERNIGHT.

$$


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