Portsmouth EMA Open House Concludes

We are securing operations from the EMA Open House at this time. Be sure to check our EMA website for news and information relating to future weather or other emergencies.

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Watch Live Drone Feed From Island Park

We are streaming a live video feed from a drone that is being flown over Island Park as a part of our exercise. You can watch it live at:

 

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Portsmouth Emergency Ops Center Openhouse today – Visit us from 12:00 till 2:00 pm

The Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center is manned and open to the public today (12:00 -2:00PM) – 2nd floor of the Fire Station. See our Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in operation. Live UAS demos at 12:30 and 1:00 PM.

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EOC Exercise Completed

The Portsmouth Emergency Operations Center exercise activation has been completed. Be sure to PREPARE for future storms. Go to WWW.ready.gov for more information.

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Portsmouth EOC Activation Exercise: Are You Ready?

We’re testing all the systems in our Emergency Operations Center today.  Is your family communications plan up to date?  Remember: There are no second chances at preparedness. To make a plan go to: www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

 

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Post Tropical Storm Hermine Update – 5:30 PM Mon

*** Post Tropical Storm Hermine Update – 5:30 PM Mon ***

Based on the 5:00 PM data from the National Hurricane Center and forecast data from the National Weather Service Taunton office, we expect the current wind conditions to continue overnight and into Tuesday. Winds and wind gusts may intensify somewhat later tonight and into early Tuesday morning. Scattered power outages remain possible in these conditions.

The center of Hermine continues to drift closer to our area, while at the same time the storm is gradually weakening.

Monitor weather sources for the latest information on this storm.

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Post Tropical Storm Hermine Update – Sun 5 PM

*** Post Tropical Storm Hermine Update – Sun 5 PM ***

The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center, released at 5:00 PM Sunday, predicts that tropical storm force winds will arrive in our area around noon on Monday and persist into Wednesday.

Expect winds to begin increasing later this evening and throughout Monday morning. We may experience winds or wind gusts as high as 50 mph. Secure any loose objects around your home if you have not done so already,

Monitor weather information sources closely.

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Prepare now for tropical storm Hermine

*** Preparing for Tropical Storm Hermine ***

The center of post-tropical storm Hermine is expected to pass just south of our area in the Sunday – Tuesday time frame. We will almost certainly feel the effects of this storm – gusty tropical storm force winds and potentially heavy rain. This will be a long duration event, beginning Sunday around noon and continuing into Tuesday.

Scattered to widespread power outages are possible. Check or replace batteries in flashlights and radios now. Charge cell phone power banks now. Keep vehicles fueled with at least half a tank of gas. Have cash on hand.

Monitor weather information sources closely.

 

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Exercise Portsmouth EOC IPI Unit Standing Down

At 2145 the Portsmouth EOC IPI Unit is standing down. This exercise is completed.

This is an exercise

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Exercise Power has been restored to the Portsmouth EOC Exercise

At 2114 power was restored to the Portsmouth EOC and the IPI Unit is functioning as normal

This is an exercise

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