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Heavy Rains Prompt Flash Flood Warning For Southern Maine

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John Keimel
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Maine Public
For safety, avoid walking or driving through flood waters - Commercial Street in Portland Sunday.

(above) Commercial Street in Portland, Me. - It is not safe to walk or drive through flood waters - video credit: John Keimel/Maine Public

This story will be updated.

A flash flood warning for coastal sections of New Hampshire and parts of southern Maine was in effect Saturday after heavy rains soaked the region.

The flash flood warning will remain in effect until 1:30 p.m. Saturday while the flood watch will continue until 7 p.m.

By 10 a.m., much of Southern Maine had received 2-4 inches of rain, according to the weather service. Thick fog is also forecast in many areas. The latest rainfall reports are available from the NWS.

As of 3:15 p.m. EST. Saturday, CMP reported 560 power outages, and Emera Maine reported 316 outages.