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Hurricane Earl Moving Toward Nova Scotia


September 4, 2010

7:00 AM


As Hurricane Earl continues to move to the northeast toward Nova Scotia, some warnings and advisories remain in effect.

A Tropical Storm Warning continues for the following locations:

  • Coast Hancock and Washington Counties
  • Coastal waters from Stonington to Eastport out 25 nautical miles

All other Tropical Storm watches and warnings have been discontinued.

However, Small Craft Advisories are in effect for the coastal waters from the Merrimack River in Massachusetts to Stonington, including Penobscot and Casco Bays.

Because of the heavy rain associated with Hurricane Earl, the National Weather Service in Caribou has issued an urban and small stream Flood Advisory for minor flooding of poor drainage areas in sections of southwestern Penobscot, southern Piscataquis Counties and all of Hancock County. The advisory will be in place until 10:00 am Saturday.

The National Weather Service in Gray also cautions of potential minor flooding of low-lying areas in parts of Kennebec, Waldo, Lincoln and southern Somerset County as heavy rains continue for a time this morning.

Power outages are minimal at this time. The public is asked to report any outages or downed trees and power lines to their electric utility immediately.

High surf and rip currents will continue to pose a safety hazard along the coast for a time after Earl passes by. Everyone should respect any restrictions placed on shoreline or beach access.

For continuing updates on the progress of this storm, as well as safety tips, visit MainePrepares.



Last update: 07/20/10