Survey Teams Seek to Confirm Maine, New Hampshire Tornadoes - NECN

Survey Teams Seek to Confirm Maine, New Hampshire Tornadoes

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    A tornado was recorded touching down on Sebago Lake in Maine on July 1, 2017. Such a tornado over water is also called a waterspout. The tornado flipped a pontoon boat, but there were no reported injuries. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017)

    Damage survey teams from the National Weather Service are heading out to determine how many tornadoes touched down in Maine and Vermont on Saturday.

    The weather service in Gray, Maine, issued seven tornado warnings, the most it ever had issued in a single day or even an entire year. Its preliminary report lists five tornadoes in Maine and a funnel cloud spotted in New Hampshire, but some of that information is based on social media postings.

    The National Weather Service did confirm a tornado touched down near Lake Sebago, Maine, and then crossed the lake. It was rated an EF-0.

    In West Bridgton, Maine, law enforcement said trees and hoses were damaged and roads were impassable from debris.

    The reports also show widespread flash flooding as severe thunderstorms moved through the region.

    In Vermont, the American Red Cross was opening a center in Thetford for those who were effected by severe flooding due to storms that moved through parts of the state on Saturday. The center is located at Thetford Elementary School, 2689 VT-113.

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