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Late Snow Melt, Heavy Rain Cause Flooding in Maine Community

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    Flooding Impacts Maine Community

    Floodwaters are surrounding dozens of Fryeburg homes following heavy rain and late snow melt.

    (Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019)

    About two dozen homes in Fryeburg, Maine, are surrounded by floodwaters.

    Late season snow melt and heavy rainfall have pushed Lovewell Pond beyond its banks.

    The pond is on the Saco River, so spring snow melt and rain can get trapped in it.

    Tuesday, the Fryeburg Fire Department and Fryeburg Police Department teamed up, going out in an airboat to check on the properties and any occupants.

    Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    [NATL] Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    Most of the affected homes are summer residences, but first responders did find a few year-round residents, including some who have had to get in and out of their houses by canoe or kayak.

    Fryeburg Fire Chief Andrew Dufresne said hazards like floating propane tanks were secured to make sure no one gets hurt while the water recedes.

    Other precautions are being taken, as well.

    "Electricity was shut off to homes that were submerged to the point it would affect infrastructure," said Dufresne.

    Brian Cranney, a seasonal resident from Peabody, Massachusetts, drove up to check on his property. He discovered he couldn't drive far beyond the road leading up to it, but he said he prepared for a flood before winterizing his house.

    "You make sure nothing's on that cellar floor," said Cranney.

    Quadruple Murder Suspect Brings Body to Police Station

    [NATL] Quadruple Murder Suspect Brings Body to Police Station

    A Roseville, California, man is in custody after he turned himself in to police in connection to a quadruple homicide.  The body of one of his victims was in the car he drove to the police station in Mount Shasta, more than 200 miles away from the original Roseville crime scene.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    Fryeburg's police and fire departments say they'll keep monitoring the flooded homes, since more rain is expected Friday into Saturday.

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