Maine Prepares ...for Fall
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.
Hazards of the Season
- Hurricane: Preparedness for Boaters
- Hurricane: Watch, Warning and Advisory Criteria
- Lightning: Awareness and Safety
- Lightning: Outdoor Safety
- Lightning: Questions and Answers
- Lightning: Quick Facts
- Lightning: Safe Shelter and Indoor Safety
- Summer Storms: Watch, Warning and Advisory Criteria
- Carbon Monoxide Safety in Power Outages
- NOAA Weather Radio
- Alternative Heat Source Safety
- Lyme Disease Safety
- Mold: Questions and Answers
- Tree Cutting and Trimming Safety
- Turkey Day Safety
- Chain Saw Safety
- Lightning: The Reality for Lightning Strike Victims
- Lightning: The Science
- Mold: Clean-up
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.