Mainers Prepared for Annual Spring Flooding


MILO - For many Mainers, spring flooding is expected every year, but not necessarily a welcome occurrence. Our Erin Thomas caught up with some of the residents of one nearby town, who are preparing for the worst, and hoping for the best.

It can be a unique sight to witness, slabs of ice floating down the river, and jamming up. But for some it can be a nightmare.


With heavy rains predicted to fall Tuesday into Wednesday, much of Maine faces flood warnings.

For many residents of Milo, the spring flood is an annual occurrence,
leaving them simply watching the river, and waiting.

Andy Bouchard and his wife, Terry, have been living along the river for 25 years, and have grown familiar with what the change in season brings.

For the Bouchards, spring always means a wet basement, but like many folks they're hoping it doesn't get worse.

Mainers are reminded to use caution when traveling through flooded areas, as MEMA urges residents to "Turn around, don't drown."


Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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