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Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

A messy storm lashed Maine Thursday with heavy rain, snow and gusty winds, knocking out power to homes and businesses, and prompting flood advisories and local school closings. Heavy rain fell along the coast, while up to a foot of snow is expected in the north and mountains.

Emergency Preparedness: What To Do Before Disaster Strikes

Oct 15, 2018
Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press File

The devastation caused by Hurricane Michael is yet another reminder about the importance of being prepared in case a disaster strikes. Join us for a conversation about how to get ready for emergencies that may or may not happen.

After the Storm

Nov 2, 2017
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In the aftermath of the storm that left half of Maine without power, several experts join us to offer advice and caution about what to do to recover. From warnings about hidden dangers to tips on home repairs to answers to insurance questions, we'll try to address your storm recovery needs--and we'll share your stories.

Guests: Susan Faloon, public information officer with the Maine Emergency Management Agency

David Goldman / Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine - A major nor’easter that battered the north Atlantic coast swept across Maine Tuesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands, stranding travelers and dumping nearly two feet of snow on some parts of the state.

Coutts Brothers Inc., a contractor for Central Maine Power, uses a drone to spot a tree leaning on a transmission line in Skowhegan.
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A spokeswoman for Central Maine Power says it could take several days for power to be restored to some customers following a Nor’easter that knocked out electricity for more than 100,000 Mainers statewide.

As Maine deals with the year's first big statewide winter storm, the Maine Department of Transportation is out on the roads.