Power remained out for thousands of people across the Midcoast as of the morning of Feb. 28 following the powerful gale of Feb. 25.

Central Maine Power Company reported that as of 7 a.m. on Feb. 28, there were 2,662 homes or businesses in Knox County still without power while another 5,874 customers in Lincoln County had no electricity.

Throughout CMP’s coverage area in Midcoast, Central and Western Maine, 35,000 people were without power. This was down from the peak of 133,000 as of the morning of Feb. 26.

The Maine Emergency Management Agency reported Feb. 27 that the Cushing Fire Department would be designated a center for residents to stop by and get warm until power was restored throughout the community. Another warming station was designated at the Waldoboro Fire Department. And a shelter was opened in Wiscasset.

The greatest number of streets without power were in Cushing, Friendship, Owls Head, South Thomaston, St. George and Warren. Fewer outages were reported in Rockland, Rockport, Thomaston, Union and Waldoboro.

The Feb. 25 storm dumped more than 4 inches of rain in the area and produced a peak wind gust at the Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head of 54 mph.