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Tornadoes Confirmed in Maine, Cleanup Continues

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    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The National Weather Service says it has
    confirmed that three tornados touched down during strong
    thunderstorms that knocked out power to 23,000 homes and
    businesses, flooded roads, damaged homes and uprooted trees across

    southern and coastal Maine.

        
    The weather service said Thursday that tornadoes touched down in
    Limerick, Alfred and Gorham when fast-moving storms blew through
    Wednesday night. All three were classified as EF1, with winds
    around 90 mph.
         
    In Gorham, a 150-year-old barn blew over during the storms. CMP
    said poles were toppled, and trees blocked roads.
         
    By dawn Thursday the cleanup was in full swing with chain saws
    buzzing and utility crews making their way to storm-damaged areas.
         
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