Now that forecasters expect Hurricane Joaquin to pass well east of the state, New Hampshire utilities are holding off on deploying emergency work crews.
Alec O’Meara of Unitil says the company has been planning for the storm since Monday. He says, given that a large amount of the eastern seaboard was believed to be in Joaquin’s path, power companies were "really trying to figure out exactly where the best place for all those crews to be allocated. Thankfully it was more of an intellectual process, and it appears all will be spared - at least in the continental United States."
State officials say they don’t plan to activate the State Emergency Operations Center over the hurricane.
But both they and utility officials say they’ll continue to monitor Joaquin in the coming days.