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For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Contact: Jim Van Dongen
603-223-3641

HSEM Warns Of Hazardous Weather Conditions

Concord, NH – NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Christopher M. Pope urges New Hampshire residents to take appropriate precautions through the weekend due to hazardous weather conditions.

A complex weather system is bringing a mixture of precipitation and high winds to the state that could result in heavy snow or rain and the potential of flooding and power outages. Pope said New Hampshire residents should monitor weather watches and warnings, as well as local conditions.

He also made the following recommendations:

  • In the event of flooding, heed evacuation requests from local public safety officials.
  • Do not drive through flood waters on roadways.
  • Report power outages to your electric utility.
  • Stay clear of downed power lines and assume they are live.
  • Do not use outdoor cooking appliances indoors because of the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Never operate a generator indoors or inside of any enclosure.
  • HSEM and other state agencies will continue to monitor weather and potential flooding or other hazardous conditions through the weekend.

HSEM and other state agencies will continue to monitor weather and potential flooding or other hazardous conditions through the weekend.

   
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