Sunday, September 28, 2008

Maine Coast Under Hurricane Watch

The Maine coast will see some hurricane action on Sunday and early Monday.
"Authorities expect Maine to see the worst late today or early Monday, with wind gusts as high as 60 mph and waves of 15 to 20 feet, said Robert McAleer, Maine Emergency Management Agency director.
Authorities have advised Mainers living on coastal islands to evacuate if they depend on electricity for medical reasons because ferry service will probably shut down today, McAleer said. Significant power failures on the north coastal region of the state were also expected, he said.
'There's going to be some beach erosion. Our southern coastline is susceptible to beach erosion; the northern coastline is more rocky,' he said, also warning of coastal flooding".
Read more in "Parts of coast under hurricane watch", Portland Press Herald, September 28, 2008.

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