ELLSWORTH — Rain-lashed winds Saturday night brought down branches and trees throughout eastern Maine leaving thousands of households without power.
Emera Maine posted on its website that “extremely high winds are causing widespread outages.”
The utility reported that “crews are handling emergency situations and assessing damage as it continues to occur.”
As of early Sunday morning, Deer Isle appeared to be especially hard hit with 1,813 outages. Holden (1,338) and Eastbrook (499) fared worse than Ellsworth (325).
The high winds appeared to have skipped over northern Penobscot County and landed hard in Presque Isle (2,367 outages), Fort Fairfield (1,263) and Caribou (1,592).
For updates on Emera’s response, call 1-855-363-7211