WEST BRIDGTON, Maine — Damage survey teams from the National Weather Service are heading out to determine how many tornados touched down in Maine and New Hampshire on Saturday.

The weather service in Gray, Maine, issued seven tornado warnings, the most it ever had issued in a single day or even an entire year. Its preliminary report lists five tornados in Maine and a funnel cloud spotted in New Hampshire, but some of that information is based on social media postings. In West Bridgton, Maine, law enforcement said trees and hoses were damaged and roads were impassable from debris.

The reports also show widespread flash flooding as severe thunderstorms moved through the region.


This story has been corrected to show that tornado warnings were issued in Maine and New Hampshire, not Vermont.

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