Residents across Maine are still cleaning up from a wild weather weekend. People in Somerset county are cleaning debris from strong thunderstormsthat left cars damaged by falling tree limbs and winds that flipped docks over.
Officials say dozens of homes, including an entire neighborhood in the town of Madison, were damaged by thunderstorms containing large hail and damaging winds.
Golf ball-size hail damaged cars and windows Saturday in the St. John Valley in a sequel to Friday’s violent thunderstorms that uprooted trees, knocked down power lines and left thousands without electricity.
Hail pelted Fort Kent around lunch hour and also hit the nearby communities of Frenchville, Lille, Van Buren and Grand Isle.
Leeann Allegretto of the National Weather Service office in Caribou said Friday’s storm was a wind event, and Saturday was a hail event.
No injuries were reported, but police said the severe hail damaged hoods, roofs and trunks of vehicles parked on the lot at Martin Ford, a Fort Kent dealership.