Tracking Hurricane Sandy continues, but Gov. John Lynch said Friday that New Hampshire will get heavy rain and high winds, regardless of the storm's path.
The state may experience winds of up to 60 mph when the storm reaches here late Monday into Tuesday morning, with rain totaling 2- to 4- inches during the initial period of the storm, according to the governor. Heavy rains could continue through much of next week, he said.
Lynch said the storm could result in power outages, flooding, road closures and widespread debris.
"While the exact path and severity of the storm remain uncertain, it is clear New Hampshire will experience a significant weather event and I urge everyone to be prepared," he said in a press release Friday. "It is important that all New Hampshire citizens and visitors monitor the situation closely and make necessary preparations."
NH state emergency management recommendations in advance of the storm include:
- Secure loose objects in your yard, such as toys and lawn furniture.
- Make sure there is three days supply of water, non-perishable food and other supplies in your home.
- Prepare for power outages by ensuring working flashlights and fresh batteries, and a battery powered radio. If you have a generator, ensure that it is professionally installed and can be operated without causing a health hazard. Please report outages to your electric utility.
- Follow the direction of your local emergency officials.