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Top 5 Power Outages in New Hampshire


The late October storm that roared into New Hampshire with hurricane-force winds Sunday and Monday caused the fourth-largest power outage in state history. The top five outages all occurred in the past decade, according to the New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The state reports that as many as 450,000 Granite Staters were without power at some point during the storm. A  few thousand people are just having their electricity restored today.  The charts below show estimated customers.

Storm damage assessment is ongoing. The state is taking familiar steps in order to apply for federal emergency disaster funds. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer said that New Hampshire has already tallied up more than $8 million in damage.

Hundreds of roads were closed due to erosion or flooding. No deaths or significant injuries were reported in the storm, Perry's office said Friday.

Dan is a long-time New Hampshire journalist who has written for outlets including Foster's Daily Democrat, The Citizen of Laconia, The Boston Globe, and The Eagle-Tribune. He comes to NHPR from the New Hampshire Union Leader, where he reported on state, local, and national politics.
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