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Press Release

Department of Safety
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
For Immediate Release: Monday, October 29, 2012
Contact: Katya Brennan, 603-223-3710

Storm Updates from the State Emergency Operation Center
7 pm

A high wind warning remains posted for the entire State of New Hampshire until 8 a.m. Tuesday. Winds gusts of up to 55 miles per hour are possible. A coastal flooding warning is posted until 5 a.m. Additional rainfall of 1-2 inches is possible. The storm is expected to move out of the state by Tuesday morning.

Governor Lynch has declared a State of Emergency in New Hampshire as of 10 a.m. Monday. People are requested to stay off the roads because of hazards created by standing water, flying debris and downed wires.

Utility outages, total is approximately 126,000.

  • PSNH - 78,825
  • Unitil - 22,905
  • National Grid - 4,114
  • Co-op - 20,051

100 National Guard soldiers are on standby at Pease Air National Guard Base and the Manchester and Plymouth armories. They have not yet been deployed.

16 Shelters open or on standby:

OPEN

  • Auburn Fire Station #1 (open)
  • Auburn Safety Complex (open)
  • Dover Baptist Church (open)
  • Keene Recreation Center (open)
  • Piermont Church (open)
  • Plymouth State (HUB) (open)
  • Nashua High School South (open)
  • North Hampton Elementary School (open)
  • Rindge (Intervarsity at Toah Nipi) (open)
  • Rochester Middle School (open)
  • Sanborn Regional High School (open)
STANDBY
  • Bedford Safety Complex (standby)
  • Exeter High School (standby)
  • Hooksett, 35 Main Street (standby)
  • Laconia Middle School (standby)
  • New Boston Central School (standby)

For updated shelter information, call 211.

Road closures: 18 state roads, Route 123 in Hancock, Route 111A in Brentwood, Route 12A in Claremont, Route 109 North in Moultonborough and Route 151 in North Hampton. 127 local roads are closed.

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