GRAY — The Maine Emergency Management Agency says the precise track of Hurricane Irene remains unclear. What’s clear, however, is that Maine will see strong winds, or heavy rain, or both.

MEMA spokeswoman Lynnette Miller said today that this hurricane won’t be like previous Hurricanes Kyle and Earl that threatened eastern Maine before veering harmlessly away.

John Jensenius from the National Weather Service anticipates winds strong enough to knock down trees and cause power outages and heavy rain that could cause flooding when the storm intensifies Sunday in Maine. An astronomical high tide Sunday night could pose additional problems along the coast.

He says there’s still uncertainty about the track of the storm. He says the eye of the storm could hit anywhere from upstate New York to Eastport, Maine.

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