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Fire Department warns of possible flash flooding for the next 36-48 hours

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As the State of NH faces another round of heavy rain, the Rochester Fire Department wants to make sure everyone stays safe. Please report any flooding or life-threatening situations to 911.

According to first responders, the main threats for the next 36-48 hours in our area appear to be flash flooding with any slow-moving heavy downpours, as well as flooding of small rivers and streams.

“No one should ever approach fast-moving water or water that crosses the street, even in a vehicle,” said Chief Dennis Dube. “Culverts can also become very dangerous during flooding events. Children should be reminded of the dangers.”

Flash flooding can create life-threatening situations that should not be underestimated. Many victims are would-be rescuers.

If someone needs help, call 911 immediately, the Rochester Fire Department is trained and equipped to perform water rescues. Fast notification to first responders is key for successful rescues.

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