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Hurricane Irene
  • Published
    August 28, 2011

    Public safety advisories: 1,400 without power in Knox County; Remain at home, danger as winds continue

    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. From Rockland's Emergency Management Director/Fire Chief Charlie Jordan, 6 p.m., ...

  • Published
    August 25, 2011

    Boat owners: Pull dinghies, haul or secure vessels

    Camden Harbormaster Steve Pixley is asking boat owners to remove their dinghies from Steamboat Landing and the finger floats at the town docks by Friday evening, Aug. 25. Hurricane Irene is anticipated to settle into the Midcoast by Sunday, bringing with it copious rain and wind gusts of 70 miles per hour, and more. While wind strength will diminish as the hurricane moves up the East Coast, and may be reclassifi...

  • Published
    August 25, 2011

    Midcoast keeps eyes on Irene

    Hurricane Irene is on a projected path that is expected to bring damaging wind gusts, some coastal flooding, and torrential rains. The latest projection from the National Weather Service is for the strongest impact to be felt locally Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28 into early Monday morning. Rockland Harbormaster Ed Glaser said he is reviewing the city's emergency plan but that no other steps have yet been taken. ...

  • Published
    August 25, 2011

    Gardeners urged to act ahead of Hurricane Irene

    Hurricane Specialist Stacy Stewart Sr. with the National Hurricane Center said that Hurricane Irene is "forecast to become a larger than average hurricane." This means its wind field, both of tropical storm-force and hurricane-force winds, will cover a large area. East of the storm's eye is where the strongest winds will be, according to the National Hurricane Center. And with so much wind, UMaine Cooperative ...

  • Published
    August 24, 2011

    Lobster rules suspended to allow hauling in advance of Hurricane Irene

    The Department of Marine Resources has suspended evening and weekend closed hauling periods for lobster fishermen, effective immediately. Lobster fishermen will be allowed to haul and move lobster traps anytime until Hurricane Irene passes by Maine. In addition, the Maine Marine Patrol is advising all those with boats along the coast to secure those boats now. Hurricane Irene is expected to bring high winds and ...

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