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Severe thunderstorm watch for NH; storm knocks out power for thousands

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for most of New Hampshire. Lightning over the Atlantic Ocean at Rye.
Dan Tuohy
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NHPR
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for most of New Hampshire. Lightning over the Atlantic Ocean at Rye.

Major thunderstorms rolling through New Hampshire have resulted in about 10,000 power outages.

As of 5:15 p.m., Unitil reported 7,362 outages, most of them in Hampton and Seabrook.

Eversourcehad approximately 1,800 outages. Line crews for both utilities were working to restore power early Friday evening.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of New Hampshire. It is in effect until 11 p.m.

There is also a flash flood warning in effect for southwestern Cheshire County until 8 p.m.

Severe storms are in the forecast for Saturday, as well.

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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