Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Portland, ME

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000 NOUS41 KGYX 072142 PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ001>010-013-014-080145- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 542 PM EDT SUN SEP 7 2014 ...STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED NEAR FREEPORT IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY MAINE... LOCATION...FREEPORT IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY MAINE DATE...SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 ESTIMATED TIME...6:30 PM EDT ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65 MPH * THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA. ...SUMMARY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY, ME HAS CONFIRMED STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE NEAR FREEPORT IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY MAINE ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2014. ON THE EVENING OF SEPTEMBER 6, STRONG DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS OCCURRED IN FREEPORT, MAINE. THE MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG CIRCLE DRIVE WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN. SOME TREES WERE BLOWN ONTO WIRES, AUTOMOBILES, AND A HOME. A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY CONCLUDED THE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH STRAIGHT LINE THUNDERSTORMS WINDS. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/GYX. FOR REFERENCE... STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE GENERALLY ANY WIND THAT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ROTATION...USED MAINLY TO DIFFERENTIATE THEM FROM TORNADIC WINDS. $$ KIMBLE/CANNON

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