Maine Flash Report for 2/13/2013

Tuesday, 1/29 – Houlton (Aroostook County) Civil Disturbance.  The Red Cross was asked by the local authorities to provide overnight assistance for two affected families while a neighboring apartment meth lab was cleared out.  Casework volunteer Pete Marcotte responded, and the Red Cross provided two hotel rooms for one night.

Monday, 2/4 – Woodland (Aroostook County) Single Family Fire.  A woman was getting ready for work when she heard a buzzing sound. The lights went out, she switch on the breaker, and then she smelled smoke.  When she opened the door of an unused bedroom she saw flames. She and her 16 year old daughter were able to get out safely.  Casework volunteer Penny Kern responded; the Red Cross provided assistance for food, and was referred to Health Services for medication replacement.

Thursday, 2/7 – St. Albans (Somerset County) Single Family Fire.  An electrical fire started in the attic, totally destroying a house and all contents.  Red Cross volunteers Rita Page, David & Debbie St. Louis responded; the Red Cross provided assistance for food, clothing, and seasonal garments.

Friday, 2/78 – Dover-Foxcroft (Piscataquis County) Single Family Fire.  A fire started from a wood stove in the kitchen and spread into an adjacent room, displacing a couple and their granddaughter.  Red Cross volunteer Debbie St. Louis responded; the Red Cross provided assistance for food.  The clients are staying with family.

Saturday, 2/9 – Centerville (Washington County) Single Family Fire.  A family woke up around 7 am and smelled smoke.  Two grandchildren, ages 3 and 5, were also there.  Luckily, everyone got out safely, although their cat was badly injured and rushed to the veterinarian.  Casework volunteer David St. Louis responded to the fire, and Disaster Mental Health volunteer Clem Deveau followed up with emotional support.  The Red Cross provided assistance for food, clothing, and seasonal garments for the family of four.

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