North Country Fares Well, But Flood Warning Remains

Oct 30, 2012

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.

About 8 a.m. Public Service of New Hampshire was showing about 550 customers without power.

The largest number – 171 – around Pittsburg, followed by 130 in Stark and 89 in Northumberland.

That compared to about 121,600 statewide – almost all below the notches.

Downed trees blocked - or at least impeded traffic - on some roads in the North Country.
Credit Chris Jensen for NHPR

In Gorham the occupants of about a half dozen homes were evacuated about 4 a.m. when the Peabody River began rising quickly, according to Gorham police. However the homes did not flood. 

Throughout the area, however, road crews were still out removing trees and branches.

There was also a report of a tree falling on a house in Milan Monday night but no injuries.