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Enhanced Threat of Severe Thunderstorms Across Southern NH Today

CONCORD, N.H. – The National Weather Service in Gray, ME has issued the following information regarding an enhanced severe weather threat in southern New Hampshire from approximately 3:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. today.

Scattered thunderstorms will impact the New England with a few strong to severe storms containing damaging winds, large hail, brief torrential rain and a low risk for an isolated tornado. Most, if not all, thunderstorms will dissipate after 10:00 P.M.

“Thunderstorms can be destructive and extremely dangerous weather emergencies,” said Jennifer Harper, Director of the NH Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “Thunderstorms often bring high winds, heavy rains and dangerous lightning. Help ensure you and your family’s safety by being prepared.”

Harper asked that everyone check on friends and neighbors when safe to do so and made the following safety recommendations:

· Visit ReadyNH.gov to learn more about keeping safe during emergencies.

· Signup for NH Alerts, the State’s emergency notification system to receive location-specific safety information. Also, download the app.

· Monitor National Weather Service radio or broadcast weather reports to keep track of changing conditions.

· If you encounter a downed power line, stay away and call 9-1-1.

· Use flashlights, rather than candles, for emergency lighting.

· Never run a generator inside a building or in an enclosed space.