Wind Strikes Town Hill EBS



BAR HARBOR – Fierce winds tore off approximately 2,000 square feet of metal roofing from the rear of a materials storage building at EBS builders supply on Route 102 in Town Hill Thursday night.

 

PHOTOS BY ROB LEVIN

A 100-foot by 20-foot overhang was destroyed by the wind, with strips of corrugated metal roofing and wooden debris landing on every side of the building. Several 20-foot-long pieces of roofing were blown across the road, approximately 250 yards away. One twisted piece of metal roofing lodged itself 30 feet high in a tree.

A top wind speed of 64-miles-per-hour was registered at the Mount Desert police station in Northeast Harbor. Rainwise in Bar Harbor reported a top gust of 59-miles-per-hour.

A number of trees on the EBS property were also uprooted by the storm. Numerous downed trees were reported around the MDI area. Bangor Hydro Electric Company reported extensive damage to trees and power lines, along with 10,168 customers in Hancock County without power as of Friday morning.

 

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