Everyone should closely monitor weather sources for the latest information on tropical storm Jose.
Based on the latest information from the National Hurricane Center, Jose is expected to pass by our area in the waters to our south as a Category 1 hurricane or a strong tropical storm in the Tuesday – Wednesday time frame. The exact track and timing of the storm and how close it will come to our area is not yet known.
Everyone should be prepared for strong tropical storm force winds and heavy rain before Tuesday. You can help mitigate potential damage from high winds by taking in lawn furniture and other loose items around your property this weekend. Everyone should review their family emergency communications plans and inspect their 3-day emergency supply kit now. Keep vehicle fuel tanks at least half full. Locate and charge your cell phone reserve battery banks now. Check or replace the batteries in your flashlights, lanterns, radios, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors.
You can download the helpful Portsmouth hurricane brochure here:
Portsmouth EOC is deactivated from Operation Donut Hole Exercise at 1545 #donuthole02871
+Exercise + Exercise + Portsmouth is participating in Statewide Medical Emergency Distribution System (MEDS) exercise that involves a simulated medical emergency in the state that would require the mass distribution of medication for the medical threat. In the event of a real emergency, the town would establish a point of distribution (POD), eg Portsmouth High School, for public distribution of the medication. Citizens would be requested to monitor this Blog and other social media for further information. #donutdrop02871 + Exercise + Exercise +
Portsmouth EOC activated at 11:45 for Operation Donut Drop
East Main Road has been re-opened. Thank you for your cooperation during this incident.
ROAD CLOSURE – Update Mon 5/15 11:00 AM
East Main Road is closed between Hedley Street (Town Hall) and Turnpike Avenue (Clements Market) due to a natural gas line incident. Turnpike Avenue is open, but vehicles can not turn onto East Main Road southbound from Turnpike.
Expect these restrictions to remain in place for at least another hour.. Crews are on scene working to resolve the situation at this time.
East Main Road is closed between Hedley Street and Turnpike Avenue. The lower end of Turnpike avenue is closed. Please avoid this area until further notice.
EOC Demobilized from Activation, Drill and Visit of American Legion. Thanks to the American Legion and Service to Our Country #Exercise02871
At 1000, the EOC has been activated for our quarterly activation drill and to host visitors from the Portsmouth American Legion.
The Portsmouth EOC has begun demobilizing and will secure operations at 5:30 PM on March 14th. Thank you for your cooperation during the storm.#stella02871