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.
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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