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Lynch Says Sandy Did Little Long-Term Damage

Governor John Lynch is visiting storm damaged areas in Hampton, Dover and Bedford this afternoon. At a morning news briefing Lynch said the effects of Hurricane Sandy won’t linger as long as past storms, but will still cause hardship.

"There has been minimal damage to infrastructure that we have seen so far in terms of roads and bridges. So that is a difference, but to those people who are still without power and who will end up going most of the week without power, it’s still pretty significant for them."

At its peak, more than 200,000 customers were without power. The Public Utilities Commission says that makes it N.H.’s 4th largest storm outage ever. Outages are now down to around 180,000. The Public Utilities Commission is expecting all customers to be back on line before Sunday.