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Epping Emergency Management
Monday March 29th, 2010 :: 07:28 a.m. EDT


A low pressure system will produce 3-6 inches of rain over the next 3 days. Flooding is liklely. Epping, EMD

**Long duration rain and flood producing event from a slow moving low pressure system***

***Anyone with interests along rivers and streams throughout southern New England should pay close attention to watches and warnings and monitor their neighborhood stream and river levels during the next few days***

Rain, starting Sunday evening with the highest expected amounts on Tuesday, are expected to have a major impact on Southern and Southeastern New Hampshire. The ground is still saturated from previous rainfalls and rivers are generally running at higher levels than they were prior to the March 14-17 event. In addition, some reservoirs have little storage capacity for any additional rains.

In general, the impact areas can expect 3"-6" of rain before this event concludes. Those areas that had issues previously should expect additional issues over the next week, with at least moderate flooding anticipated. Minor beach erosion, backwater flooding and splashover can be expected along the coastline Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tuesday noon high tide has the potential to cause the most problems due to astronomically high tides at that time. EMDs, public safety and public works personnel should be prepared.

Flood watches are already posted for the following areas through Wednesday:
Coastal Rockingham
Eastern Hillsborough
Interior Rockingham
Northern Carroll
Northern Coos
Northern Grafton
Southern Carroll
Southern Coos
Southern Grafton
Western And Central Hillsborough

State of NH HSEM has been monitoring the event(s) and has been in contact with the NWS at Gray, ME and Taunton, MA, and the River Forecast Center. All are in agreement, and have a moderate to high confidence level, that the current weather system will impact our area.

Epping Emergency Management
37 Pleasant St
Epping, NH 03042

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 603-679-5446

Timothy Flowers
Public Safety

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