City of Manchester Emergency Operations Center Message In Preparation Of Impending Storm
The National Weather Service, Grey, ME has issued the following for the City of Manchester:
A Wind Advisory in effect from 1 AM Friday, December 23rd, 2022 to 2 AM Saturday, December 24th, 2022. Expect southeast winds between 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Gusty winds will blow around unsecured items. Use extra caution and secure holiday decorations. Tree limbs could be blown down and power outages may result. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.
A Flood Watch in effect from Friday morning through Saturday morning. This storm system is expected to spread rain northeast overnight and become heavy at times by Friday morning. By Friday afternoon, 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected. The heaviest rain will occur from late morning through early afternoon. Flash, urban, and small stream flooding is expected. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Expect widespread overland flooding that will cause major travel disruptions. Frozen ground and blocked drainage will exacerbate flooding conditions.
Overnight, Friday, December 23rd, 2022 expect very cold wind chills. These temperatures will persist through the weekend. For the most up-to-date forecast information visit www.weather.gov/gray.
The City of Manchester Fire Department, Division of Emergency Management has placed the City’s Emergency Operations Center into Enhanced Monitoring in anticipation of this storm. In conjunction with various city departments, the Division of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the weather and any resulting damages or hazardous conditions. In anticipation of this weather event, the Fire Department’s Squad 1 conducted outreach to the City’s most vulnerable populations today and will be staffed during the overnight hours Friday, December 23rd, 2022.
Chief Cashin would like to remind citizens never to travel on flooded roadways, to use caution and allow for additional travel time, never to touch down wires, and use appropriate heating sources.
Report Power Outages to Eversource by:
Text: STAT to 23129
Eversource Mobile App
Phone: (800) 622-7764
For the most up-to-date road conditions visit www.newengland511.org