Fort Kent, Maine Flooding: 1930 and 2008

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Flooding in Fort Kent, Maine – 1930.  Fort Kent flooded again in 2008 after receiving nearly 200 inches of snow during the 2007–2008 winter season.  Almost two days of nonstop rain also contributed to the flooding. The St. John river rose and extended into the downtown area.  Nearly 600 of Fort Kent’s 4,233 residents were evacuated. The river’s water level rose to about 31 feet which is 6 feet above flood stage.

Main St. in Fort Kent during the flood of 1930.   From the book Upper St. John Valley by Frank Sleeper
Main St. in Fort Kent during the flood of 1930. From the book Upper St. John Valley by Frank Sleeper
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The Acadia hotel during the Fort Kent flood of 1930

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Kent Flooding 2008
Fort Kent Flooding 2008

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