Comments for: Stay tuned: Forecasters urge Mainers to brace for Irene

Posted Aug. 24, 2011, at 10:08 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 25, 2011, at 7:57 p.m.

PORTLAND | Weather forecasters tracking Hurricane Irene expect it could deliver as much as eight inches of rain and wind gusts of 60 mph when it reaches Maine late this weekend. Senior meteorologist Paul Walker of, based in State College, Pa., said Irene is expected to hit the …


An earlier version of this story contained an error. Although some buildings at the University of Maine in Orono are equipped with backup generators for use during power outages, campus residence halls are not.

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