Heavy rain causes flash flooding in eastern Maine

Date: 2021-09-26 17:04:19

A flash flood warning issued for eastern Maine has ended after parts of the state saw almost 3 inches of rain.

A flash flood warning was in effect until 1:15 p.m. for southwestern Penobscot and Hancock counties, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou.

Towns affected by the warning included towns in the Bangor area, Ellsworth, Bucksport, Newport and Blue Hill.  As of 12:45 p.m. Bangor International Airport and Blue Hill had reported 2.29 inches, Bucksport had reported 1.74 inches, and Old Town had reported 1.98 inches of rain.

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