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Hurricane Sandy
5:51 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Federal Declaration the Latest Aid to Sandy Cleanup in New Hampshire

New Hampshire continues to clean up from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, with coordination centered in the state's Emergency Operations Center.

All Things Considered host Brady Carlson talks with the EOC's Jim Van Dongen for the latest on cleanup efforts, the state of power outages and what President Obama's disaster declaration will do to aid those efforts.

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NH News
5:14 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Gov. Lynch Assesses Damage In Bedford

Governor Lynch being briefed at Bedford's emergency operation center
Credit Jonathan Lynch / NHPR

Governor John Lynch toured the damage to New Hampshire in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. When the governor arrived at the Bedford Operations Center late Tuesday afternoon, he learned that most of the damage in the area had already been cleaned up.

Bedford's municipal buildings and traffic lights were spared any serious damage, though around 2,000 PSNH customers are still without power. Crews from as far as Texas are helping restore service there.

Lynch praised the efforts of the emergency responders and cited the use of new media in getting the word out about the storm:

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NH News
4:55 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

With Outages, V.T. Breathes Sigh of Relief

Not the worst case scenario, but still a significant event.

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North Country
4:28 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Forest Society Misses Fundraising Deadline In Effort To Block Northern Pass

In August the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests said it hoped to raise $2.5 million by October 31st to help it block the Northern Pass project in the North Country.

But it won’t make that fundraising deadline.

NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.

With donations totaling almost $869,000  the Forest Society has fallen about $1.6 million short of its goal.

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NH News
4:11 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

President Obama Signs N.H. Emergency Declaration

President Obama has declared a state of emergency in New Hampshire and ordered federal aid to help the state and local response to the storm.

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North Country
1:20 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Man Dies In Mudslide In Sandy's Aftermath

News story.

One person in New Hampshire has died as the result of the remnants of Hurricane Sandy sweeping the state.

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NH News
12:46 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Lynch Says Sandy Did Little Long-Term Damage

Governor John Lynch is visiting storm damaged areas in Hampton, Dover and Bedford this afternoon. At a morning news briefing Lynch said the effects of Hurricane Sandy won’t linger as long as past storms, but will still cause hardship.

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Word of Mouth
9:59 am
Tue October 30, 2012

International Organizations Helping Monitor Polls on Election Day

Credit League of Women Voters of California via Flickr Creative Commons

Next week, voters will take to the polls to elect the next president of the United States.  Watching the process will be a number of observers from all sides of the political process.

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The Exchange
9:00 am
Tue October 30, 2012

An Update on Hurricane Sandy

We bring you an update on Hurricane Sandy and its impact on the Granite State and the region.   The Northeast is expecting major damage from a confluence of enormous weather events.  We’ll hear from emergency officials, power companies, reporters in bordering states and your stories as well.

Guests

  • Sam Evans Brown - Reporter for NHPR who is covering Hurricane Sandy's progress.

We'll also hear from

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North Country
8:04 am
Tue October 30, 2012

North Country Fares Well, But Flood Warning Remains

The sky over the former Dow Academy in Franconia nicely demonstrated the prediction of a mix of sunshine and heavy rain on Tuesday.
Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

Compared to what the remnants of Hurricane Sandy did to the rest of the state the North Country appeared to have made it through the night in good shape.

But the National Weather Service continued a flood warning for the Pemigewasset River at Woodstock and the Saco River in Conway.

The weather service was predicting continued rain today with one to three inches in the mountains.

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PSNH Crews
7:30 am
Tue October 30, 2012

In Face of Sandy, Utilities Face Line Crew Shortage

Utilities across the state are assessing damage from tropical storm Sandy as they try to bring power back to thousands of customers.  And the state’s largest utility will do it with the help of contractors from across the country.

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Elections 2012
10:27 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

How North Country's Yvonne Thomas Voted

In Coos District 3, Berlin, three Democrat incumbents - Gary Coulombe, Robert Theberge and Yvonne Thomas - are facing Republican Eric Catman. Three seats are available.

Voter ID: Voted against requiring voter identification. NHPR story.

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NH News
10:25 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Infrastructure Intact After Sandy

It’s looking pretty good, New Hampshire DOT spokesman Bill Boynton says, despite the many roads still closed because of fallen trees.  At least as far as infrastructure goes, there are no reports of major damage. Boynton says he was worried that sustained heavy rain would turn little brooks into raging torrents.

It’s that kind of speed along with gravity that can take its toll on culverts and roats and if it gets over the road it can compromise the road quickly and you can get severe washouts.

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NH News
10:21 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy, Economics And The Broken Window Fallacy

Hurricane Sandy brought commerce to a halt across the state today. Some economists will say hurricanes like Sandy produce enough economic activity to create a net gain. But they may not be taking into consideration what is known as The Broken Window Fallacy.

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