- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine’s Drought Task Force says conditions have worsened considerably since early September, moving farther north and east.

Maine Emergency Management Agency Director Bruce Fitzgerald said Thursday that a “state of emergency” could be declared if conditions continue to worsen. He says it’s important for people to conserve to prevent things from getting worse.

The National Weather Service says all of Maine is behind on rainfall since April except Aroostook County in northernmost Maine.

Meteorologist Tom Hawley says the drought is currently expected to continue and expand.

The long-term forecast calls for drier and warmer-than-normal weather for October and beyond. As for the short-term forecast, Hurricane Matthew isn’t going to help. The storm is expected to stay too far offshore this weekend to bring any rain to Maine.

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