Weather Alert TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 526 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN SOMERSET COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MAINE... * UNTIL 600 PM EDT * AT 525 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PITTSFIELD...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... PITTSFIELD...CANAAN...HARTLAND...DETROIT...PALMYRA AND SAINT ALBANS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN A MOBILE HOME OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
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Officials Warning Drivers to Take Precautions of Moose on Highways 

It’s high season for moose on Maine highways. The Maine departments of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Transportation are asking drivers to take extra precautions in May and June. May and June are the most common months for moose collisions due to a combination of factors, including calving time, weather and salt. After a winter of eating browse, moose tend to travel more when the weather warms up and greens and other food sources become available to them again. Sodium is also an important part of a moose’s diet, so moose are drawn to roadsides where they can find salt run-offs. Nearly 90 percent of vehicle-moose collisions occur between dusk and dawn, when moose move around more and when it is especially hard to see their dark coloring.