Maine emergency responders preparing for hurricane

Posted Sept. 01, 2010, at 6:44 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Emergency responders in Maine are checking their plans and making sure their equipment is ready just in case Hurricane Earl hits the state.

The current forecast has the storm passing southeast of Maine late Friday or early Saturday, but hurricanes can be unpredictable.

So officials are urging Mainers to monitor news reports, have emergency contact plans for family members and assemble disaster preparedness kids that include nonperishable food, first aid supplies, any medications that might be required, flashlights and batteries.

The Portland Press Herald says the last significant hurricane to hit Maine was Hurricane Bob, in 1991.

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