MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Power Restoration Continues; Another Storm Moving In
February 28, 2010
Status of Storm Recovery
- As of 5:00 pm, CMP reports under 23,000 accounts still out of power. Some areas will be without power another night, with a goal of full restoration by Monday evening. Bangor Hydro expects restoration to be complete this evening, but indicates that a storm moving into Maine this evening, including high winds downeast, could cause further outages.
- 2 shelters and several local Warming Centers are open. A current list is posted at http://www.maineprepares.com or can be obtained by calling 211.
- The national Weather Service has posted warnings and advisories for more winter weather moving into Maine this evening. This storm will bring snow to most parts of the State, high winds downeast and potential for minor to moderate coastal flooding in southern Maine. All interest should monitor National Weather Service forecasts closely for the impact in their areas.
Important Safety Messages:
- Monitor weather forecasts closely for expected conditions in your area
- Stay away from downed power lines. Report downed lines to your electric utility and local officials.
- Stay clear of closed roadways. Respect all barricades, and report flooded areas to local officials.
- If the power goes out, use generators and alternate heat sources safely. Never run a generator in a basement or attached garage. Carbon monoxide poisoning may result.
- Check on neighbors, family and friends who may need special assistance to weather the storm
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