Storm knocks out power to inland Knox County

By Stephen Betts | Aug 01, 2019
Courtesy of: Tammy Davis Crews survey storm damage in Union.

An brief but intense storm knocked out power to more than 2,500 homes and businesses Wednesday night, July 31, in the Union area.

As of Thursday morning, 2,487 customers remained without power, according to Central Maine Power. The most outages were in Union, with 1,306 customers affected. There were 774 outages in Washington, 561 outages in Hope, 540 in Appleton, 45 in Rockport, 33 in Warren, and one each in South Thomaston and Camden.

The Knox County Emergency Management Agency posted Wednesday night that a squall tore through the middle of the county, taking down numerous trees in Union, and bringing pea-sized hail to Hope.

"Lobster Festival storm repellent mojo turned on full!" the post stated.

As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, only one house in Hope was without power.

(Courtesy of: Tammy Davis)
(Courtesy of: Tammy Davis)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Stephen Betts | Aug 06, 2019 07:12

Sorry David, yes Washington was omitted in the original version of the story which has now been updated. Washington was the second hardest hit town in Knox County from the storm. Thanks for keeping me on my toes.

Posted by: TOWN OF THOMASTON | Aug 06, 2019 06:25

The Town of Washington was hard hit also. It is located in Knox County, FYI.

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