Maine Prepares ...for Fall

 

hurricane track

Hurricane Edna, whose track is shown here, was the second hurricane to strike Maine in less than two weeks, in 1954. The result was millions of dollars in damages. NOAA Coastal Services Center

 

For many, fall is Maine's most beautiful season. The bugs are gone, the sun is warm, and the foliage is glorious.

Late summer and fall are also the season of hurricanes in Maine. Coastal storms can be violent as well. And remember, one of the worst floods ever in southern Maine happened in October of 1996.

We offer hurricane and coastal storm safety here, but please revisit Summer (how we wish we could). And although it doesn't seem possible, winter winds are just around the corner.

Hazards of the Season

For More Information

Hurricane Forecasts
Portal to National Weather Service Forecasts
NOAA: National Hurricane Center
Up to the minute storm tracks and analysis
American Red Cross - Disaster Services - Hurricanes
How to decipher warnings, create an evacuation plan, prepare a disaster kit and several other tips from the American Red Cross.
Information and Tips from the Weather Channel
Forecasts, background, preparedness tips and breaking news from The Weather Channel.
Flood Preparedness
Inland flooding is the number one cause of hurricane-related deaths in the country. Brush up on your flood preparedness.