Islesboro cleans up after severe storms

6:43 PM, Sep 13, 2013   |    comments
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ISLESBORO, Maine (NECN) -- Power has been restored to nearly all the homes on Isleboro less than two days after a storm knocked out electricity to the entire island and caused a lot of damage.

Utility trucks and tree crews are working to repair damaged power lines and remove trees from the roads. Hundreds of trees were uprooted when strong winds hit the southern half of the island.

Most roads have been re-opened but a few remain blocked.

Firefighter Randy Pendleton said, "This will be months cleaning up after this, it's unprecedented, no one has seen anything like
this happen."

Once public property is cleaned up, the island's public safety director says they'll begin assessing damage to private homes.


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