The brunt of Tropical Storm Irene is falling across the Midcoast this afternoon, as firefighters from Appleton, Union, Warren, Rockport, Camden, Lincolnville and Friendship have all been tending to trees in roads, or power lines coming down.

In Hope, a tree fell across the roof of a home on Buzzell Hill Road. No one was injured and all residents cleared the house. Hope Fire Department responded to the scene, saws in hand, to remove the tree from the home.

Central Maine Power is reporting outages.

As of 9 p.m., power outages have been reported on several roads in Rockland, Rockport, Camden, Owls Head, South Thomaston, St. George, Cushing, Hope, Appleton, Washington, Friendship, Warren, Waldoboro, Union and Lincolnville. CMP reports 1,421 customers without power in Knox County and a total of 181,516 across its coverage area.

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