20 years later: Fort Fairfield flooding flashback

7:25 PM, Mar 5, 2014   |    comments
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FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Twenty years ago this spring, this small community on the banks of the Aroostook River was ravaged by a devastating flood.

Ice jams formed in the river, sending water and large chunks of ice rushing through the downtown, destroying several homes and businesses.  The damage the flood caused was estimated to be more then $5 million.

This video is from the NEWS CENTER archives, showing work being done to rid Main Street of ice on the night of April 16, 1994.

On Thursday, the Maine River Flow Advisory Commission will meet at Maine Emergency Management Headquarters in Augusta to talk about the potential for flooding across the state this spring. 

We will be there to bring you up to date information on what experts are seeing and expecting this year, as well as a special report from NEWS CENTER's Tim Goff as he travels to Fort Fairfield to talk with people in his hometown about the flood twenty years ago Thursday night at 6pm.

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