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Storm 2017: Photos and information from throughout the state


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Seth Koenig | BDN
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A fallen power line is shown on Route 125 in Durham, Maine.

We’ll be keeping this page updated with photos, tweets and more to cover the devastation Monday morning’s storm caused throughout Maine.


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November 1, 20177:02 pm


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November 1, 20175:01 pm

More from Sam Read on the problems the prolonged outages are causing beer makers:


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November 1, 20175:00 pm

Well, this is creepy-looking: 


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Julie Harris
November 1, 201710:15 am

Manna Ministries will open its soup kitchen 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, to offer a hot meal to those who are without power. The soup kitchen is in the brick church at the corner of Union and Main streets in Bangor.


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Tony Reaves
October 31, 20173:50 pm

CMP’s current total outages: 288,951.

https://m.cmpco.com/mt/www.cmpco.com/outages/outageinformation.html


Tony Reaves
October 31, 20173:40 pm

Emera’s estimates for restoration:

From the peak of the storm, we will have 50% of all Emera Maine customers restored by end of day today, Tuesday.

In Washington & Aroostook County, we expect to restore almost all remaining customers by end of day today. 

In Northern Penobscot (Milo to Lincoln to Millinocket) we expect to restore 90% of customers by 10 PM Thursday, with almost all remaining customers restored by end of day Friday. 

In Southern Penobscot (Greater Bangor, Orono/Old Town) and Hancock County, which are the areas that experienced the most damage, we expect to restore 90% of customers by 10 PM Friday, with almost all remaining customers restored by end of day Saturday.


Emera’s current total outages: 58,207


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October 31, 20172:24 pm

Should CMP and Emera bury their lines? 


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October 31, 201712:37 pm

Just in from City of Bangor:

City officials discourage trick or treating tonight due to safety concerns

Bangor, Maine: Due to safety concerns resulting from Monday’s severe storm, city officials are discouraging trick or treating tonight, Tuesday, October 31. A number of Bangor neighborhoods remain without power and restoration times continue to remain unclear. “The lack of street lighting and house lighting combined with low hanging power lines and storm debris contribute to unsafe trick or treating conditions in Bangor this evening,” says Mark Hathaway, Bangor Police Chief. Parents are encouraged to consider postponing trick or treating activities until Friday, November 3, when power is presumed to be restored.


Tony Reaves
October 31, 201712:36 pm

CMP outages down to 310,662

https://m.cmpco.com/mt/www.cmpco.com/outages/outageinformation.html 


Tony Reaves
October 31, 201712:34 pm

Emera outages now up to 63,130
http://apps.emeramaine.com/about/outages/Outage_Map.cfm


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October 31, 201712:24 pm


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October 31, 201712:02 pm

A sailboat named Salt sits on the sand at Portland’s East End Beach on Monday after breaking its mooring overnight in a wind storm. Troy R. Bennett | BDN  


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October 31, 201711:28 am

City of Bangor Storm Response Update

Bangor, Maine: Overnight, utility crews were able to make progress with restoring power to some Bangor residents, though many remain without power this morning. The City is continuing to monitor the power outages with state and local agencies, though no definitive restoration times are available at this time. In response, the City is coordinating its resources to provide relief for those that are without power.

Charging Stations / Early Voting
The Cross Insurance Center, located at 515 Main Street, has power and is open until 6 PM this evening for early voting. In addition to voting, the public is welcome to use the facility to charge electronic devices. The Bangor Public Library opens at 10 AM, closes at 8 PM this evening, and provides a warm shelter to charge electronics. There are limited charging stations available at public buildings today, including Bangor Parks and Recreation, the domestic terminal at Bangor International Airport and Bangor City Hall. 

Public Safety / Welfare Checks
Bangor residents are encouraged to call Police or Fire to report concerns and to perform welfare checks. The phone number for the Bangor Police Department is (207) 947-7384; the phone number for the Bangor Fire Department is (207) 992-4700. Call 911 to report all emergencies.

Bangor residents are encouraged to check on elderly neighbors to make sure they have what they need to stay safe and warm.   City staff remind the public to use caution when using candles and to run generators outside.


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October 31, 201710:58 am

CMP: 344,062 customers still without power https://m.cmpco.com/mt/www.cmpco.com/outages/outageinformation.html


Tony Reaves
October 31, 201710:56 am

Emera: 61,326 customers still affected http://apps.emeramaine.com/about/outages/Outage_Map.cfm


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October 31, 201710:53 am


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October 31, 201710:52 am

Full list of warming centers statewide: http://maine.gov/mema/mema_masscare.shtml


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October 31, 201710:38 am

Some photos from around Bangor on Tuesday morning by BDN photographer Gabor Degre


Alex Acquisto
October 31, 201710:31 am

Power has been restored to all dormitories at the University of Maine, but some buildings still are without power, according to an announcement on the university’s website. Classes are cancelled on Halloween but will resume at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1. 


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October 31, 20179:57 am

1204782 bytes; 2016 x 1512; Daryne Rockett of Orono said: 'I had just loaded my dog into the car to head to work when a plastic Daryne Rockett of Orono said: “I had just loaded my dog into the car to head to work when a plastic bin started to blow across the yard. I opened the hatch to put the bin in the car and just as I went to chase it, a tree fell right where I had been standing a moment before. We had eight trees removed from our yard this summer. Apparently it was one too few.” This was some of the damage caused by the wind and rain storm we had on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.


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October 31, 20179:44 am

A tree still blocked the end of Webster Avenue by the Bangor Municipal Golf Course Tuesday morning. It had pulled down power lines and snapped a utility pole. Photo by Erin Rhoda | BDN


Tony Reaves
October 31, 20179:39 am

If your power is still out, the food in your fridge might not be safe to eat anymore.


Tony Reaves
October 31, 20179:35 am

Nick McCrea took these photos of damage to boats washed up in Belfast yesterday. Story here: http://bangordailynews.com/2017/10/30/news/midcoast/storm-that-wrecked-boats-along-maine-coast-called-worse-than-sandy/


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These photos were taken from the Belfast walking bridge Monday after damaging winds hit the area as part of a wind and rain storm. Photos by Nathan Chambers.


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October 30, 20178:20 pm

Lines down on Monroe Road in Swanville on Monday. Photo by Kimberly Merrifield.


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October 30, 20178:18 pm

These utility line and tree damage photos were taken in the Readfield-Mount Vernon area on Monday.  Photos by Aaron Perry


Tony Reaves
October 30, 20178:13 pm

This is some of what Katy Schmidt encountered on her attempted drive to work from Bucksport to Bangor Monday morning. She said she had to turn around because there were too many downed trees and power lines.


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October 30, 20178:10 pm

Trees down on Hinckley Hill Road in Carmel. Photo by Sasha Tracy.


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October 30, 20178:08 pm

A tree downs a power line in Rockport. Photo by Kelly Hokkanen.


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October 30, 20178:06 pm

Tree toppled by wind behind parking garage in downtown Bangor. Photo by Mike Dowd.


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October 30, 20176:50 pm

Wind damage at the home of Glenn and Mary Davis on Rider Road in Brewer.


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October 30, 20176:47 pm

Photos from Sarah Higgins of Brewer, whose chicken coop was smashed Monday.



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Belfast City Dock, around 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.Boat over right shoulder of man standing in midground is completely smashed. Waves were cresting over the breakwater. Harbormaster’s office is the building on the left.


Tony Reaves
October 30, 20175:20 pm

These photos of Webster Street in Bangor come from John R. Petrocelli


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October 30, 20175:09 pm

John Gladu standing next to a downed tree at his parents’ house on Center Drive Road in Orrington. 

Photo by Gladu family.


Tony Reaves
October 30, 20175:07 pm

A residential street in South Portland. Photo by Staci Yates.


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October 30, 20175:06 pm

Sandy Point in Stockton Springs.  Photo by Meg Haskell, BDN


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October 30, 20175:04 pm

Church Road in Brunswick.  Photo by John Kosinski.


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Seth Koenig
October 30, 20173:37 pm

Hammond Lumber in Belgrade! CRAZY!

Posted by Amanda Marr on Monday, October 30, 2017


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In Standish:


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October 30, 20172:08 pm

This is heartbreaking. A home is washed away down the Baker River in Warren, NH. http://bit.ly/2ifrMrz

Posted by WMTW-TV on Monday, October 30, 2017


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October 30, 20171:23 pm

5240408 bytes; 4032 x 3024; Just as you turn on the Monroe Road from Swanville, there are lines down but cones mark them and youJust as you turn on the Monroe Road from Swanville, there are lines down but cones mark them and you can drive under on one side. A half mile from there, this big tree is down in the road. Photo from Kimberly Merrifield


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295609 bytes; 1920 x 1080; A stranded vehicle after a wind storm brought trees down in Clinton Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.Officer Dennis Townsend took this photo of a stranded vehicle in Clinton.


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867254 bytes; 2000 x 1334; These utility line and tree damage photos were taken in the Readfield-Mount Vernon area on Monday, OThis utility line and tree damage photo was taken in the Readfield-Mount Vernon area Monday by Aaron Perry.


Christopher Burns
October 30, 201712:12 pm

There is flooding along Route 27 just north of Sugarloaf.


Alex Acquisto
October 30, 201711:45 am

A tree held up by power lines at the corner of Union St. and W. Broadway in Bangor. Photo by Alex Acquisto 


Alex Acquisto
October 30, 201711:37 am

In Bangor, patches of the city are still without power.


Around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning, police were still responding to calls of trees falling on power lines and blocking roads. Bangor Lt. Paul Kenison said the department had received more than 500 calls about storm-related damage but that no injuries had been reported.


At least a third of Bangor lost power during the storm. According to Emera Maine’s Live Outage map, more than 10,300 Bangor residents have lost power outages so far. In the surrounding areas, including Brewer, Eddington, Orono, Hampden, Orrington and Veazie, nearly 16,000 have lost power.

All schools in the Bangor district are in session and no district buildings have sustained major damage, Superintendent Betsy Webb said.


Christopher Burns
October 30, 201711:03 am

The University of Maine in Orono has canceled classes for Monday as a result of ongoing power outages and storm damage.

Only essential staff are expected to report to work after noon, and the university urged students to exercise caution with blowing debris and downed trees down.


Emily Burnham
October 30, 201711:01 am

Though we don’t have a final tally on exactly how many power outages there are in Bangor, we do know that there are significant outages in both the West and East side neighborhoods. For those of you in the area that missed a hot morning coffee or warm breakfast due to lack of electricity, fear not: most of downtown Bangor has been spared. All of Central Street and most of Main Street still has power, and everything from 98 Wake & Shake at the corner of Central and Harlow, to Fork & Spoon at the corner of Main and Water are serving lunch. 


Christopher Burns
October 30, 201710:59 am

Outages so far today are estimated to exceed those from the Ice Storm of 1998.


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October 30, 201710:56 am

Trees down on Mount Hope Avenue.

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Emily Burnham
October 30, 201710:56 am

Though we don’t have a final tally on exactly how many power outages there are in Bangor, we do know that there are significant outages in both the West and East side neighborhoods. For those of you in the area that missed a hot morning coffee or warm breakfast due to lack of electricity, fear not: most of downtown Bangor has been spared. All of Central Street and most of Main Street still has power, and everything from 98 Wake & Shake at the corner of Central and Harlow, to Fork & Spoon at the corner of Main and Water are serving lunch. 

YES! We still have power, hot coffee, and lots of comfort food. See you downtown.

Posted by Bagel Central on Monday, October 30, 2017


Emily Burnham
October 30, 201710:53 am

Though we don’t have a final tally on exactly how many power outages there are in Bangor, we do know that there are significant outages in both the West and East side neighborhoods. For those of you in the area that missed a hot morning coffee or warm breakfast due to lack of electricity, fear not: most of downtown Bangor has been spared. All of Central Street and most of Main Street still has power, and everything from 98 Wake & Shake at the corner of Central and Harlow, to Fork & Spoon at the corner of Main and Water are serving lunch. 


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October 30, 201710:46 am

Route 3 remains closed, according to the Ellsworth Police Department.


Lindsay Putnam
October 30, 201710:38 am

Charity and David Perrier walk by a downed tree in Deering Oaks Park in Portland on Monday morning. High winds overnight knocked out power and pushed down trees all over the city. Photo by Troy R. Bennett | BDN  


Lindsay Putnam
October 30, 201710:36 am

Storm damage seen on Alba Street in Portland. Photo by Beth Brogan. 


Lindsay Putnam
October 30, 201710:24 am

Photos of the damage to the Belfast waterfront. Boats completely destroyed. 

Posted by BDN Midcoast News on Monday, October 30, 2017


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October 30, 201710:19 am

EMA Director: ‘Please Stay Home Until Winds Subside’


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October 30, 201710:17 am


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