Bangor, Maine News Update: January 5, 2018
As Mainers start mopping up after the latest winter storm, some businesses and schools have opted to stay closed or delay their opening. Find a complete list of delays and cancellations at our station’s website.
The latest snowfall is creating some potentially dangerous situations for carbon monoxide poisoning. Folks should be sure to shovel out their clothes dryer vent, which could not only cause exposure to the deadly gas, but could also start a fire. It’s also important to clear the tailpipe before allowing the vehicle to warm up, and make sure the generator is located outside, where the fumes won’t back up.
Maine will get help from the federal government covering the cost of damages caused by October’s massive windstorm. More than 400 thousand customers were left without power when the storm uprooted trees and took down power lines. 13 counties are now eligible for funds through FEMA’s Public Assistance program
Local musicians will gather at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer this Sunday to perform at a spaghetti dinner that will benefit the family of a little girl who has dealt with a-Plastic anemia, staph infections, chemotherapy, and a bone marrow transplant. The Bring Bee Home fundraise will feature the dinner, live music, and an auction with items like a Waterfront Concert VIP package. Find more information on the fundraiser being held Sunday from 2 to 7, log onto the Bring Bee Home event page on Facebook.