Home » News » Weather » Storm Blog
Goffstown EOC to open at 10 a.m.
GOFFSTOWN – The Goffstown Police Emergency Operations Center is open as of 10 a.m. today, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
“The EOC is opening at ten and it will be staffed for the duration of the storm, until it starts to fizzle out,” said Goffstown Police Captain Robert Browne.
Extra phone and computer equipment will be set up at the department to field calls from residents as the storm progresses.
“We’re going to be the only place that’s open 24/7,” Browne said, and he expects to participate in briefings from the state emergency management twice a day.
Browne said one concern, as with other heavy rain events, is that of flooding.
“We’re prone to flooding in Goffstown, so we’re monitoring our low lying areas,” Browne said. Even something as simple as debris in a culvert could mean disaster, he said.
The department has been working since Wednesday in anticipation of the storm.
“The nice part is that we’ve seen this coming for a week now, and we’ve been able to prepare,” Browne said.
Browne said residents should call 911 in the case of an emergency.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Will House, Senate continue the feud? - 0
- Ted Siefer's City Hall: City down to the wire on school budget, superintendent - 0
- Service planned for mother of Newtown school shooter - 0
- ENH Power parent firm accused of false advertising - 0
- Soldier from Pelham remembered for self-sacrifice - 0
- New Hampshire energy suppliers announce new alliance - 0
- Mont Vernon murder mastermind drops appeal, citing 'personal and moral' reasons - 0
- Ian Clark's On Hockey: Are B's destiny's darlings? - 0
- Dave D'Onofrio's Sox Beat: Lackey's performance key for Sox - 0
Fireworks, parade slated in Manchester
Talk of UNH logo change brings out passions