In 1987, A Great Flood Swept Through Maine And Changed The State Forever

Between blizzards and hurricanes (yep, happened!), Maine has had its fair share of wacky weather. Not to mention the regular winters and foggy summer mornings we face regularly. Despite being able to handle just about anything, there are some weather tales that have stuck in our memories. This 1987 flood in Maine is recent enough that most everyone we know experienced it in some way or another. Did you?

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For home videos and news reports from the days of the flood, check out this video:

And, for another (less dramatic!) trip down memory lane, check out these 14 photos of what Maine looked like in the early 1900s.