Tag Archives: Limerick

Farmers find friends indeed: Volunteers step up for a Gorham family after high winds blow down their barn | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

[Tornadoes are not particularly common in Maine, but they are not unheard of either. A couple of them went through southern Maine the other day. One touched down in Gorham, home of the University of Southern Maine. A woman who lives nearby with whom I went to USM says the campus was not hit, but there was quite a bit of damage elsewhere. This link goes to the story and has a link to reader submitted photos. It must have been a very frightening experience for the people who live there. — KM]

Farmers find friends indeed | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

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Three tornadoes confirmed in Maine | Bangor Daily News

Three tornadoes confirmed in Maine | Bangor Daily News

‘Angel’ helps save children after car plunges into river | Portland Press Herald

“Thank heavens Lisa was there.” – Charanay Pok of North Waterboro

Charanay Pok was desperately trying to unbuckle her two screaming children from their seats as icy water filled her car when an “angel” appeared to help.

Moments earlier, Pok’s 2009 Toyota Camry, with her two young children in the back seat, had crashed through a guardrail, flipped several times and plunged into the Little Ossipee River in Limerick.

Pok, 24, reached into knee-high water to retrieve her cell phone near her feet and call for help, but the phone was dead. She turned to try to unbuckle her son from his car seat, but it was stuck.

Suddenly, a woman appeared next to her car, knocking on the window to help.

“We found out later it was Lisa,” Pok said Friday.

Investigators for the York County Sheriff’s Department say that without the help of Lisa Boisvert of North Waterboro, Pok, her daughter Kisani, 3, and her son Tayven, 6 months, may not have escaped from the crash Thursday on New Dam Road in Limerick.

Click on the link for the rest of this story by Beth Quimby of the Portland Press Herald.

North Waterboro woman risks life to save 2 children | MPBN

North Waterboro woman risks life to save 2 children | MPBN