Storm Central

NOTICE: Landfill is closed Friday, April 5, due to power outage.

NOTICE: Curbside Collection for Thursday, April 4 will be delayed one business day until Friday, April 5. Please bring inside any trash or recycling receptacles until the storm has subsided.

The City of Bath urges residents to prepare for the potential impacts of the upcoming snowstorm, which is expected to arrive in the Midcoast region Wednesday evening and into Thursday, April 4. High wind, significant snow accumulation followed by rain, and coastal flooding are expected. Power outages are likely. 

Public Works, Bath Police Department, and Fire and Rescue along with City Officials will coordinate with the County Emergency Management Agency, and Central Maine Power (CMP) as conditions progress.  Residents are encouraged to stay tuned to alerts and warnings through our social media channels, this webpage, and local news outlets. 

City officials will barricade streets that are flooded or hazardous. The public is urged to pay attention to these barricades and not drive through any barricaded street. If you observe a downed power line, report it to CMP. Citizens are reminded to never touch a downed power line or a tree in contact with a downed line. 

Ways to Prepare:

  • Check that your emergency kit includes supplies needed for several days without power, including food, water, and hand sanitizer. Also consider medications, pet food or other special needs.
  • Get the latest alerts and warnings on your smartphone by downloading the free FEMA app or National Weather Service app.
  • Ensure cell phones are enabled to receive National Weather Service Wireless Emergency Alerts for tornadoes, flash flooding and other emergency situations.
  • Charge cell phones and other electronic devices.
  • Determine local evacuation routes.
  • Bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
  • Ensure generators are properly installed, fueled, and in good working order.

Power outage:

  • Find Alternate Power Sources. Plan for batteries and alternative power sources to meet your needs when the power goes out, such as a portable charger or power bank. Have flashlights for every household member. Remember, never use a generator indoors.
  • Appliances. Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges. Install carbon monoxide detectors with battery backup in central locations on every level of your home to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Food Storage. Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. A refrigerator will keep food cold for four hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours. If you are in doubt, monitor temperatures with a thermometer and throw out food if the temperature is 40 degrees or higher.
  • Know Your Medical Needs. If you rely on electricity for any medical needs, make a power outage plan for medical devices or refrigerated medicines. Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures and get specific guidance for any medications that are critical for life.
  • Cleanup. After power and other utilities have been restored, you might face the issue of what to do with storm-damaged trees. Maine Forest Service offers tips and helpful guidance for those faced with questions about what to do with downed trees, limbs, and branches.

If you need to use a portable generator, please remember that the only safe place to use a portable generator is outside and far from any occupied dwelling. This requires planning for the distance and having the right amount of extension cords to bring power to a dwelling space. For more safety information, please visit:


Sagadahoc County Emergency Management

Non- Emergency Dispatch: (207) 443-9711 (for emergencies call 9-1-1)

Central Maine Power Outage Central

Bath Fire & Rescue Station: (207) 443-5034 (for emergencies call 9-1-1)

City of Bath Facebook Page

Bath Police Department Facebook Page

Bath Fire & Rescue Facebook Page

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