Fuel Delays

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We’re worried. Mainers are cold, and fuel companies are having a hard time keeping up with demand. We’ve talked with our friends at 211 Maine and other agencies to put together these suggestions about how to manage this storm and the cold weather.

Emergency Fuel Needs:

Call 211 to find out where to call in your area. You may need to call your local CAP or GA office. You may need to call around to the fuel companies in your area to find out who can make a delivery. If you can’t reach your regular company, try some others.

You may be able to use an alternative fuel to stay warm. Please ask your fuel company if there’s another fuel you can use. They may suggest a fuel you can get from a gas station in small amounts.


Staying Warm:

Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is working with towns around the state to set up places to go to get warm if you are without heat. These are called “warming centers.” You can find an updated list here: http://www.maine.gov/mema/mema_masscare.shtml or call 211.

Statewide Emergency Help:

Our legislators need to know that this is a real emergency and that Mainers need help. Once you are safe and warm, contact legislators to let them know what’s happening to you and in your community, you can find their contact info here: http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/edemocracy/voter_lookup.php.

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