CONCORD, NH – State Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) officials urge residents in flood-prone areas to stay informed and prepare to act as heavy rains tonight through Thursday morning may cause coastal, urban and drainage flooding.
“It’s important to stay informed of local conditions and flood warnings issued by the National Weather Service,” Perry Plummer, director of HSEM, said. “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.”
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.
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