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Sep 30, 2015 10:46 AM

Emergency management officials urge residents to prepare for potential flooding


CONCORD - New Hampshire residents living in flood-prone areas are urged to stay informed and prepared to act as heavy rains hit the state, posing a risk of coastal, urban and drainage flooding.

“Residents living in flood-prone areas should sign up for NH Alerts, ensure that their sump pumps are working and that drains and culverts are not blocked," said Perry Plummer, director of the state's Homeland Security and Emergency Management division.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the entire state with the exception of Coos County and expects statewide rainfall totals of up to 4 inches with locally higher amounts bringing small rivers to bankfull by Wednesday.

Plummer also warned against driving through water covered roadways.

You can follow NH HSEM on Twitter and Facebook. Also, sign up for NH Alerts to receive emergency information via your mobile and landline phones by going to www.readynh.gov.


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