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High winds cause thousands to be without power in the County Share on Facebook Email This Link Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn
High winds are being blamed for more than 3000 power outages in the County.
Fire officials say a second person has died as the result of a house fire in Levant on Monday morning.
Heavy rain begins Thursday night, moving into the state from west to east.
Squirrel-related power disruptions, like in Bangor on Sunday, are not unusual this time of year, and there are likely more to come.
Get Ready: Wind gusts up to 50 mph bring power outage threat for parts of Maine.
Versant Power preparing for strong winds Release Date: 09-22-2022 ... | November 23, 2022
In Orono and Old Town, about 2,000 Versant Power customers are without power after power lines along College Avenue fell to the ground.
Rain deficits are growing daily, especially for coastal Maine. Portland is quickly approaching an 8.5" rain deficit since January 1.
Officials believe that the downed wires, which caused traffic congestion earlier on Tuesday, were caused by a blown transformer.
Residents in seven communities in southern Aroostook County will be without power for a 10-hour period on Sunday, April 24.
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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.