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Governor Issues Warning as Nor'easter Bears Down on Maine

A Flood Watch is in effect for much of the state



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    Maine Gov. Paul LePage.

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage warned residents Wednesday to stay safe as a nor'easter moves through the state.

    "Maine is in for some wild weather over the next couple of days, but it's nothing we can't handle," LePage said in a statement. "We are urging everyone to stay aware of weather conditions and respect any road or beach closures."

    He also cautioned residents to be safe when using generators if they lose power.

    The governor's office said heavy rain is expected to fall from Wednesday night into Thursday, with rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches or higher. A Flood Watch is in place for much of Maine during this time period.

    Water in some smaller streams and brooks could reach the tops of their banks, and beach erosion and splash-over is possible around high tide. Strong winds are also anticipated, which could cause power outages.

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