Maine drought might prompt state of emergency

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine officials might consider calling a state of emergency if drought conditions continue to worsen, Maine’s emergency management director said Thursday during a meeting of the state’s Drought Task Force.

With the exception of Aroostook County, all counties in Maine have experienced lower-than-normal precipitation since April, according to a member of the National Weather Service, and dry conditions continued in September. The forecast is calling for drier, warmer-than-normal weather for October and beyond.

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