Normally, we never have to worry about tropical storms or hurricanes here in Maine.  Clearly, 2023 has been the exception to this rule.

Just a few weeks ago, we had to deal with Hurricane Lee.  Fortunately, it did not do all that much damage and, as far as we know, the storm only caused one death.

Now, we are facing off against a tropical storm.

According to the meteorologists from WMTW, we can expect to get spanked by Tropical Storm Philippe this weekend.

As of Friday morning, they are saying that we can expect that storm to make landfall sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.  The storm will bring rain and winds to the State of Maine.


The meteorologists at WMTW are saying that part of the coast could receive more than 3 inches or rain and parts of Central Maine could get over 2 inches of rain.

Because of the heavy rain that is expected it could also cause flooding in some areas.

As we learn more about the track of the storm, we will keep you updated.

What can you do to prepare for the storm?  Just like with Hurricane Lee, you are going to want to make basic preparations.  Bring light items inside.  Toys, plastic patio furniture, etc.  Make sure you have some food and water on hand.

And, of course, make sure all of your needed devices are fully charged.  This goes beyond phones and tablets.  Add laptops, battery powered lights, and rechargeable radios to that list.

If you need to do any traveling during the storm, make sure you do not attempt to cross flooded streets or roads.  It may seem like the water is only a few inches deep, but it could be a whole lot deeper.

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