Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:08

Thunderstorm leaves hundreds without power

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Thunderstorm leaves hundreds without power

STATEWIDE - Emera Maine representatives said Tuesday's passing storm was responsible for a number of power outages.

 

Judy Long, a spokeswoman for Emera Maine, said about 700 customers lost power. A few of those outages were in Bangor, and Greenbush was also impacted.

 

She said power was expected to be fully restored by the end of Tuesday night.

 

Long said the most important thing was safety. During Tuesday night and during any storm, anyone who sees a downed power line should call Emera or emergency services.

 

"The first thing is safety so we would urge people if they see a downed line to stay away and know that if we are experiencing thunderstorms like this, our crews are out there trying to stay safe while also restoring their service," said Long.

 

She said Emera has a meteorologist on call 24/7, and will be watching the weather constantly.

 

Tuesday's storm was also a good reminder to have an emergency kit prepared with a flashlight, water, and battery-powered radio in case of power outages.

Kelly Mitchell

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Kelly Mitchell joined the news team in March of 2018. She grew up splitting her time between York, ME and Haverhill, MA, but her favorite childhood memories took place along the rocky coast of southern Maine. She's now excited to explore other parts of the state.

She graduated from Suffolk University, where she got her first taste of journalism covering the Boston Marathon bombing trial live from the courtroom. She spent the end of her college career working as a writer at WHDH in Boston.

An avid traveler, she's visited ten countries and used to live in Spain. When not working, Kelly can be found reading with a coffee, out with friends, or wandering by the ocean.

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