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Emera Maine preparing for high winds over Veterans Day weekend

Release Date:  11-10-2018

Bangor and Presque Isle, Maine — With winds expected to strengthen Saturday night into Sunday, Emera Maine is positioning staff to handle outage reports, address downed wires, perform damage assessment and safely restore power to all customers who may experience service interruptions as a result of the weather.

“We are continuing to monitor the forecast and are positioning our resources across the service territory,” said Brad Flannery, Emera Maine storm manager. “We know that customers rely on us to ensure their service is restored safely and as quickly as possible."

Customers in northern and eastern Maine are asked to prepare for potential outages by having a supply of water, nonperishable foods, flashlights and batteries. If you use a backup generator, make sure to have fuel on hand and abide by all manufacturer instructions. Keep your generator away from windows and doors and take all precautions for safe installation and use.

For information about shelters and other assistance, please call 211.

If you see a line down or a tree in contact with a downed power line, call emergency responders and Emera Maine. Never try to cut a tree down that is touching a power line, and never drive over a downed line.

Customers may report outages, get the latest outage information and view our live outage and restoration map at emeramaine.com. Outages also can be reported by calling our Customer Contact Center at 1-855-EMERA-11 (1-855-363-7211) or 207-973-2000. Follow us on Twitter: @emeramaine.

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Emera Maine is committed to delivering safe, reliable electric service. As the state's second-largest electric utility, the company delivers electricity to more than 158,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across 10,400 square miles in five counties in eastern and northern Maine.