Officials Warn of Flash Floods in Southwestern Maine | NECN

Officials Warn of Flash Floods in Southwestern Maine

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (NECN: Amy Sinclair, Westbrook, Maine) - It's a downright soggy day in nearly every corner of New England.


    Officials are warning of a flash flood in southwestern Maine after continuous heavy rains caused a pond dam to collapse.
         
    Teresa Inman of the Oxford County Emergency Management Agency
    said the Colcord Pond dam in Porter let loose this morning,
    sending a torrent of water down two country roads until it reached
    Route 25 and covered it with 2 feet of water.

    No injuries have been reported.
          
    With the rain still falling, the National Weather Service has
    issued flood warnings for the Kennebec River in Skowhegan and the
    Presumpscot River in Westbrook.
          
    In York County, emergency management agency Director Bob
    Bohlmann says the saturated ground is resulting in some septic
    problems and shallow wells becoming contaminated.

    *Material from The Associated Press used in this report*