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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.

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KIMBLE/CANNON


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