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000 NOUS41 KGYX 241334 PNSGYX MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-241745- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 934 AM EDT WED JUN 24 2015 ...STORM DAMAGE IN FREEPORT MAINE... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS REVIEWED RADAR IMAGES AND SPOKEN WITH LOCAL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL CONCERNING THE DAMAGE REPORTED LAST EVENING IN FREEPORT MAINE. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED THAT GUSTY WINDS FROM THE THUNDERSTORM BLEW DOWN SEVERAL TREES IN THE AREA. ONE OF THE DOWNED TREES KNOCKED OUT POWER TO PARTS OF THE TOWN. RADAR IMAGES SHOWED A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVING THROUGH THE AREA AT ABOUT 8:10 LAST EVENING. THE HEAVY RAIN FROM THOSE STORMS LIKELY PRODUCED STRAIGHT LINE WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY TYPICALLY CONDUCTS STORM DAMAGE SURVEYS ONLY WHEN TORNADO DAMAGE IS SUSPECTED OR WHEN A STORM PRODUCES SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OVER A LARGE AREA. NO SURVEY IS PLANNED FOR THE STORM THAT AFFECTED THE FREEPORT AREA LAST EVENING. $$ NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY...MAINE NNNN

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