- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Maine emergency preparedness conference that is focusing on the impact of climate on emergency management is entering into its second and final day.

The Seventh Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference wraps up Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center in the state’s capital city. They keynote speaker will be Vincent Fargione Jr. of the New York State Office of Emergency Management. He will speak about emergency support and coordination in response to western New York lake effect snow.

There will also be sessions about flood insurance, the problem of scammers in the wake of disasters and economic and technical resources for rural communities. The State Emergency Response Commission, Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers organized the conference.

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