Power Restoration Update Mon night 10/30

National Grid line crews have made good progress in restoring electric service to Portsmouth customers. Power has been restored to nearly 700 Portsmouth homes since this afternoon. Approximately 100 customers are still without electric power.

 

If your home is still without power, call National Grid at (800) 465-1212 just to be sure that they are aware of your situation.

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Power Outage Update Mon Oct 30

Approximately 800 Portsmouth National Grid customers are without electric power service this afternoon as a result of last night’s storm. National Grid is working to restore power as quickly as possible. National Grid expects power to be restored to all customers over the next two days. Some customers may have their power restored sooner than others.
Portsmouth Town Hall has power and is open for business as usual from 8:30 AM through 4:30 PM. Town Administrator Rich Rainer and the staff will do their best to help residents charge phones and mobile devices at Town Hall during normal business hours.
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High Wind Warning Sunday night 10/29 into Monday 10/30

A strong coastal storm will bring high winds to our area tonight into Monday. Please secure any loose outdoor items around your home or business. Be prepared for possible power outages. Allow some extra time for your Monday morning commute.

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Portsmouth EOC De-activated from Fire Station Open House

The Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been de-activated from the Fire Station Open House

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Portsmouth EOC Activated – Please visit us at the Fire Station Open House noon to 3 PM today

The Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated for training today.

Please visit the EOC during the Fire Station Open House today from noon to 2 PM.

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Tropical Storm Jose Information

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:

https://www.portsmouthri.com/DocumentCenter/View/45

 

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Exercise +++ Portsmouth EOC deactivated from Operation Donut Drop exercise +++Exercise

Portsmouth EOC is deactivated from Operation Donut Hole Exercise at 1545   #donuthole02871

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+Exercise + Exercise + Portsmouth is participating in Statewide MEDS Exercise

+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 +

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Exercise +++ Portsmouth EOC activated for Operation Donut Drop +++Exercise

 

Exercise

Portsmouth EOC activated at 11:45 for Operation Donut Drop

Exercise

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East Main Road Now Open

East Main Road has been re-opened. Thank you for your cooperation during this incident.

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