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.