Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency Director Casey Stevens is advising all Lincoln County residents to stay off the roads until winds die down, citing dangerous conditions. There are numerous reports of trees and wires down, many on roadways, affecting travel.
At 8:54 a.m., Central Maine Power was reporting 21,106 outages in Lincoln County, as storm driven wind and rain continued to pummel the area. The outages were widespread, affecting every municipality in Lincoln County. Wiscasset, Whitefield, Boothbay, Damariscotta and Jefferson have been particularly hard hit, with over 1000 outages in each town.
Rainfall was forecast to taper off quickly around 9 a.m., according to the NWS. However, wind velocity is forecast to continue with sustained velocities in the 20 mph range through most of the day, according to the NWS,
A high wind warning issued by the NWS is in effect until 11 a.m. Monday. A flash flood watch issued by the NWS is in effect until 2 p.m. Monday afternoon. A hurricane force wind warning, issued by the NWS for offshore waters, is in effect until 8 a.m. Monday. A coastal flood statement, issued by the NWS late Sunday afternoon, warns of minor coastal flooding and splash over during the morning hours of Monday.