The forecasts were plentiful for Maine leading up to Tuesday night's storm. Many were worried it would be a replay of the storm that hit Maine in mid-December. Instead, the storm brought the fury of the ocean and delivered it on the doorstep of many coastal communities.

Shared on Facebook by the Wells Police Department, the Mile road in town essentially became a part of the Atlantic ocean on Wednesday. The Wells PD put up barriers to prohibit travel on the section of road until the flooding had subsided and potential damage could be assessed.

In the downeast communities of Stonington and Deer Isle, the causeway road which connects portions of the island to the mainland was also swallowed up by the ocean. Similar to the situation in Wells, the roads were blocked and citizens were alerted that there would be no leaving the island until the flooding recessed.

Perhaps the most dramatic and shocking video came from Rockland. Shared in the Rockland, Maine, group on Facebook by C.L. Alden, they shot video of a house being swept into the ocean thanks to the powerful storm surge. The eyewitness believed it was a camp that had previously been located along the shoreline.

The dangerous water levels should be concerning to everyone in Maine. Shared on Twitter by Keith Carson, Portland's flooding on Wednesday was due to the powerful storm surge of nearly fourteen feet. It's the third-highest water level ever recorded for Maine's largest city.

The coast is likely to be badgered again this weekend, as another storm appears which is likely to hit the state. Similar to the Tuesday storm, it's more than likely to bring rain and wind to the coastline with another batch of power outages and flooding hazards to follow.


 

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