Rising Temps, Rain Raise Flood Worries In N.H., Maine, Vermont

Apr 15, 2014

Concerns about flooding in northern New England are growing as more rain comes to the region.

New flood warnings were issued Tuesday for Otter Creek at Center Rutland and the Lamoille River at Johnson, both in Vermont.

Previously, flood warnings were issued for Barton River in Coventry, Vt., and along the Connecticut River near Wells River and West Lebanon, N.H., and for the portion of the river near Lunenburg, Vt., and Dalton, N.H. The warning affects portions of Essex, Windsor, Orange and Caledonia counties in Vermont and Coos and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire

The entire state of Maine is under a flood watch through Wednesday evening.

Rain started moving in Tuesday and was expected to increase at night, with the possibility of changing to snow.