Kennebec River Flood Update: Community Resilience in Action
Matt and Heather Pouliot from Pouliot Real Estate discuss the challenging days following the third highest flood on record in downtown Augusta. With the Kennebec River peaking at nearly 27 feet, our community has witnessed unprecedented challenges and resilience.
🏢 Impact on Local Businesses & Residents: The flood has affected businesses and residents, in the downtowns of Augusta, Hallowell and Gardiner. Flooding in buildings, power outages, displacement, and the struggle to keep businesses afloat during these trying times, just days before Christmas.
🤝 Community Support in Action: Witness the incredible support within our community. From Ryan Hill of Wrapped Up Coffee House and Kitchen offering “flood food” for those in need, to Victoria Abbott from Bread of Life keeping doors open for warm meals and shelter, these stories showcase the true spirit of the Kennebec Valley, with so many more stories we didn’t get to share with you.
🔦 Looking Ahead: As we approach Christmas, join us in supporting our neighbors and local businesses as they recover and rebuild - they need you now more than ever! Go shop local in these stores who had to close their doors for several days this week. Grab a bite to eat at local restaurants that lost not only business during the flood, but supplies and other essential items to their operations.
Stronger Tides, Stronger Ties!