Let's be honest: we're spoiled here in Maine. First and foremost, its a wonderful place to live, especially in the summer. Secondly, and also why I assume people move here from other parts of the country, is the glorious lack of extreme weather. It's awesome, isn't it?Don't even bother to mention blizzards: while they can be devastating, they cause nothing near the large-scale destruction of an earthquake, sinkhole or tornado. We're safe as can be up here... or at least we thought.
Turns out we were wrong. We've already had a few this year, but we have to add to that list. The
TWO tornadoes touched down in rural Maine on Saturday. Check out the
's video of the aftermath below: "
According to the BDN, the first one hit the ground at around 10:45pm just outside Millinocket. The second, which was weaker, but closer to town, hit Sherman around 11:30pm.
Before the number of tornadoes that have hit us this season, the only thing that a tornado called to mind for me was this:
... So I guess I'll have to update my perspective.