Flash Flood Warning Flies For New Hampshire
Florence continues to wind down, ripping through the Granite State on Tuesday.
Fortunately, three or four feet of rain is not in the forecast, as the weakening storm moves up the eastern seaboard. According to the Union Leader, The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for southern New Hampshire until 2 p.m. Tuesday as heavy rain continues to pour down on the state. “Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots,” the Weather Service said.
Remnants of Florence affected the morning commute as water clogged up the streets and highways. Traffic in the Manchester area was affected. The Union Leader reported huge backups on Interstate 93 after officials closed a lane at the Interstate 293 split because of an accident, which poor weather could have contributed to.
One area where New Hampshire was spared was wind. However, high winds contributed to some power outages. According to the Union Leader, Eversource reported 450 people without power, mostly in Deering and Weare. Also, New Hampshire Electric Coop had 31 customers without power, all but one in of them in Alton.
According to the National Weather Service, two inches of rain had already fallen, and an additional 1 to 2 inches could fall before the storm pulls away. They also reported the area of the flash flood extends from Winchester and Peterborough in the west to Hampton in the east.