State officials are advising Mainers to be prepared for stormy weather and possible localized flooding as the remnants of tropical storm Hanna brush the state.
The Maine Emergency Management Agency also says that two more tropical systems are active in the Atlantic.
MEMA Director Rob McAleer says weather forecasters predict heavy rains from HannaSaturday nightinto Sunday. He says some localized flooding is possible, especially along the coast and in urban areas. McAleer urges Mainers to stay away from any roadways that may flood.
He says it appears the effects of Hanna will not be severe in Maine, but this is a good time for Mainers to think about how well they are prepared to weather a damaging storm.
The Coast Guard, meanwhile, urges boaters who are not under way to make sure their boat is properly secured and loose items are stowed. For mariners who are under way, the Coast Guard urges them to seek shelter from the storm.