Friday, April 3, 2009

4/3/09 Flood Watch

This was an interesting email to receive. It was actually the first notice I had received (since I don't watch or listen to much news) that we were in a flood watch, much less that it was this close. I've heard stories of a flood a few years back where this parking lot was pretty instantly flooded and a bunch of students lost their cars to flood damage. It must be spring time. Rain and melting snow will overflow a river pretty fast.

Date: April 3, 2009 3:34:46 PM EDT
Subject: [staff list] Flood Watch

Students parked in the Prescott Field Lot 18 should move their cars as a flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service and the river is rising.
Please do not leave campus while your vehicle remains in the Prescott Field Lot 18.
Student who move their cars can park in lots 21, 22, and 26.
Thank You!

Chief of Police
Department of Public Safety
University of Maine at Farmington

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