A storm that passed through Maine on Saturday delivered an inch of rain and some wind in southern and central Maine, but the storm was much more powerful in the Down East area, knocking out electricity for thousands of people.

Central Maine Power reported Sunday morning that 1,349 customers were without power, most of those in Harpswell, where 1,275 were without power. The cause of the outages in Harpswell was because of a downed tree, according to Jonathan Breed, a spokesperson for CMP.

On Sunday morning, Versant Power, which provides electricity in northern Maine, reported that the majority of customers in some coastal communities did not have power.

Versant reported that 15,412 customers were without power, and a few communities were especially hard-hit.

Mount Desert, on the island of the same name, had 85%, or 2,255, of its customers without power. In Cranberry Isles, 99.53% of customers, or 420 out of 422 customers, were without power.

In Hancock, there were 1,178 reported outages, or 65% of that community, and in Gouldsboro, 1,040 customers, or 61%, were without power.


Angela LaFlash, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service station in Caribou, said the storm hit coastal communities late Saturday with very heavy rain and strong winds in Hancock and Washington counties.

Brooksville, a town in Hancock County, received the most rain with a whopping 4.85 inches of rain Saturday, and another Hancock County town, Sargentville, got the second-highest amount, 4.1 inches, LaFlash said. Acadia National Park received 3.72 inches of rain, she added.

In Washington County, Princeton received 2.3 inches of rain.

Wind gusts were strong Down East, reaching a speed of 62 mph in the Bar Harbor area. Parts of Hancock County recorded speeds of 51 mph, LaFlash said.

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