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Severe Storm Knocks Out Power for Thousands in N.H.

Jun 19, 2018

Funnel cloud that appeared in Durham on June 18. This is from B lot at the University of New Hampshire, looking southeast.
Credit Courtesy Julie Smith

The severe storm that swept across New Hampshire Monday caused more than 63,000 Granite Staters to lose power at peak outage.

Utility crews worked overnight to restore electricity to more than 50,000 customers by Tuesday morning.

The estimates: Eversource, 11,529; NH Electric Coop, 362; Liberty Utilities 317; Unitil 57.

Monday night's report continues below here:

Eversource, the state's largest utility, reported nearly 50,000 customers without power at about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

N.H. Electric Coop's tally is about 4,360, Unitil has 7,800 (with most in greater Concord), and Liberty Utilities reports 2,365.

Resources per utility:

A wild weather day materialized earlier in the afternoon when the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Carroll and Grafton counties based on the severity of a powerful thunderstorm converging on the White Mountains. 

High winds sent branches and limbs falling during the thunderstorm Monday in Concord.
Credit Dan Tuohy / NHPR

The warning was lifted shortly after 4:30 p.m., and in its place, the weather service issued a flood advisory for that area based on the heavy rains.

The severe thunderstorm made its way south by 5:30 p.m., with outages popping up and wind gusts sending debris and branches flying.