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Severe storms roll through Maine, cause damage

July 16, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Severe storms have rolled through Maine, leaving behind downed trees and power lines and other damage.

York police say a large tree fell across the parking lot of a church Tuesday night, crushing and damaging a few cars. No one was injured.

Authorities say strong winds took down trees and power lines from York to St. Albans.

The National Weather Service confirms radar detected a tornado near the town of Starks earlier in the evening and possibly another twister in nearby Farmington.

A flash flood watch remains in effect through Wednesday for parts of western Maine.

The weather service says several rounds of heavy rainfall are expected to move through the region, leading to localized flash flooding.

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