CONCORD, N.H. – N.H. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Christopher M. Pope urges New Hampshire residents to take appropriate precautions against flooding.
A weather system is bringing potentially heavy rain up the Atlantic coast that could result in flooding, particularly in those areas near rivers and streams that have flooded in recent storms. All rivers, streams and lakes in the state remain at high levels from previous heavy rain. Urban street flooding is also likely. The potential for flooding exists in all 10 counties before the precipitation ends midweek, but the greatest risk is in the southern half of the state.
In addition, the saturated ground has increased the chance of land or rockslides in unstable areas.
Pope said New Hampshire residents should monitor weather watches and warnings, as well as local conditions.
He also made the following recommendations:
HSEM, other state agencies and local public safety personnel will continue to monitor weather and potential flooding.