The winter storm we are experiencing in Maine and the northeast is called ‘Goliath’. The name comes from the fact that 11 states are under winter storm warnings from north Texas all the way through the Northeast.
There is a flood warning for the Kennebec River at Skowhegan, at North Sidney and at Augusta until 3 a.m. on Thursday. The river is expected to crest at or just above flood stage this morning and start to fall below flood stage this evening.
The flood watches and warnings are in effect throughout the state of Maine and last night flooding claimed the life of a northern Maine man. According to the Maine Warden Service, Paul Oliver, 74, of Caswell in northern Aroostook county, died from drowning in flood waters.