Storm Brings Inches Of Rain Per Hour, Flooding Hospital In Northern N.H. | New Hampshire Public Radio

Storm Brings Inches Of Rain Per Hour, Flooding Hospital In Northern N.H.

Jul 14, 2020

Tuesday's heavy rains caused some flooding at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville.
Credit Courtesy Cottage Hospital

Parts of New Hampshire saw intense rain Tuesday morning, leading to some flash flooding, including at a hospital.

Cottage Hospital in Woodsville experienced flooding early this morning as bands of thunderstorms and “torrential rainfall” moved through the area.

“Our staff responded swiftly to mitigate damage. Patient rooms were not affected,” says Dr. Maria Ryan, the hospital’s CEO, in a statement. “The water has now receded. Thankfully, no equipment was damaged.

Some parts of Carroll, Coos and Grafton County got one to three inches of rain or more per hour during the storm, according to the National Weather Service.

Southwestern Rockingham County was similarly under a flash flood warning Tuesday evening.

Scientists say New England is seeing this kind of intense, sporadic precipitation as a consequence of climate change.