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July 28. 2014 9:06PM

Severe weather strikes across Granite State


A pedestrian crosses Elm Street in a heavy downpour Monday morning in Manchester. (JOSH GIBNEY/UNION LEADER)

MANCHESTER — Severe thunderstorms swept across New Hampshire on Monday, hitting the Granite State with heavy rain, large hail and strong winds.

“We’ve had reports from all parts of the state of some large hail or some trees down, wind damage and things like that,” said Michael Cempa, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.

Cempa said all of the state was at one point under severe weather watches or warnings during the day, but the most heaviest parts of the storms were about finished by 7:30 p.m.

Cempa said there were flood concerns, which would linger for a while after the rains subsided but no extensive damage was expected.

“We did get a report from Campton about some evacuations along the Mad River just in case it flooded. It was getting close but it’s kind of a common place for flooding,” Cempa said.

The storms also left scattered power outages, which crews were working to repair Monday night.

Public Service of New Hampshire reported its hardest-hit areas were in southern parts of the state.


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