Flooding in past years has cost communities in Maine hundreds of thousands of dollars.
On Thursday, folks from more than a dozen agencies met in the capitol, at the headquarters of the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
They talked about the factors affecting the potential for spring flooding, including the snow pack and the upcoming weather outlook.
MEMA director Robert McAleer also spoke about the importance of insurance:
":Flood insurance is an important thing people need to take a close look at that. Many policies don’t cover flood damage. If you’re not in a flood area it’s a very reasonable insurance to get. If you’re in a flood area it’s gonna cost you more.":
Each county in Maine has an Emergency Management Director, and flood management plans, in the event that the worst does happen.