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How to Report Power Outage
Power outage in Ogunquit, Maine? Contact your local utility company.
Here are the number of power outages that have been reported to Central Maine Power.
SEBAGO (WGME) -- Central Maine Power is reprting thousands of customers.
The storm brought gusts of over 50 mph, which toppled trees and brought down power lines, leading to about 50,000 outages statewide Tuesday.
I've been thinking lately that we seem to get a lot more power outages in Maine than we used to. Turns out there's a reason for that.
Hampton Beach showed a foot of roadway flooding and high splashover. Other seaside areas will likely experience flooding before the afternoon.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.