EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 3, 2013

20 evacuated after flash flooding in Lebanon, N.H.


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — About 20 people were evacuated from an apartment complex in Lebanon yesterday following flash flooding that washed out and damaged roads as the community braced for more rain.

Just over 2 inches of rain fell in the area between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. yesterday, following Monday night’s flooding from heavy rains, said. Gov. Maggie Hassan.

Tuesday’s thunderstorm and flash flooding covered Slayton Hill Road with water and rocks making it impassable. Twenty people were evacuated from a nearby apartment complex following the evacuation of 15 people the night before, said Fire Chief Chris Christopoulos.

He estimated that about 20 roads were impassable Tuesday evening. An emergency shelter had been set up at the Lebanon High School for people stranded by the flood damage.

The state opened its Emergency Operations Center to monitor the area’s flooding, Hassan said.

State officials were staying in touch with local response teams to see if they needed help, she said.

“We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide any assistance needed for responding to this flooding to the affected Upper Valley communities,” Hassan said.