National Weather Service reports of twisters confirmed in Maine

Posted June 11, 2010, at 5:03 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The National Weather Service says it has confirmed preliminary findings that two twisters touched down on June 5 in Maine and New Hampshire.

Forecasters say a tornado with wind speeds of 60 to 70 mph touched down briefly in the town of Gorham in northern New Hampshire, uprooting several trees and damaging two homes.

They say another tornado with an estimated maximum wind speed of 90 mph touched down in Paris in western Maine and traveled more than four miles through Oxford and Hebron. A camper was flipped and hundreds of trees were uprooted along a path that went mostly through the woods.

A third tornado touched down in Craftsbury, Vt., causing roof damage. Forecasters say there was another funnel cloud near Auburn, Maine, but it didn’t touch down.

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