For over a week, most of us have been keeping a close eye on the approach of Hurricane Lee.  It started as a "the storm could head up the east coast".  Then, it was "the storm is going to be heading up the east coast".  Finally, it was "the storm is going to cause some mayhem in New England".

Even though we are not going to be affected anywhere near as much as people are when hurricanes roll through Florida, the Carolinas, Louisiana, and the other southern states, because we rarely get hurricanes and tropical storms, we are still kind of shocked.

At this point, Lee is a post-tropical storm, but it is still a massive (nearly 500 miles across) storm.  Even though it will likely not come anywhere near the coast of New England, it does not mean we are not going to feel the affects.

While the coast is being battered with high surf, wind, and rain, we are getting quite a bit of rain, which is being driven by strong winds (with 50 MPH gusts).  This is causing power outages in Many areas.

Satellite view of a hurricane in the ocean on Earth

Is There A Power Outage In My Area?

We've put together a list of the common utilities in Maine and New Hampshire.  Hopefully, this will make it easier to check to see if your outage is isolated or part of a larger outage.  Also, it should give you an update on the status of repair work.

If you live in a part of Maine covered by Central Maine Power, you can check for outages HERE

If you part of Maine is covered by Versant Power, you can check for outages HERE

If you get your power from New Hampshire Electric Co-Op, check their outage map HERE

If you get your power from PSNH or Eversource, check for outages HERE

If you get your power from Unitil, check out their outages HERE


Of course, wherever you are, please be safe.  And, as the guy from those old school Central Maine Power commercials taught us, "never touch a downed power line... evah"

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