Ocean Hits Flood Level in Hampton, New Hampshire, Knocks Out Power in Maine
Hampton was under an emergency Wednesday morning as Ocean Boulevard flooded over.
Police shut down the road late Wednesday morning during high tide just before 10 a.m. as 1-3 feet of water covered the road thanks to 11 foot waves. A shelter was also set up at Hampton Academy. The water is expected to subside Wednesday afternoon.
According to the NOAA's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, the Atlantic Ocean exceeded flood stage in Hampton Beach Wednesday morning, cresting at 13.67 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet.
Winds gusted to 49 mph in Hampton early Wednesday morning, according to National Weather Service observations.
Following Tuesday night's heavy rain, several hundred people are without power on the New Hampshire Seacoast and in Maine as coastal areas recover.
2,776 Eversource customers statewide are without power as of 1:15 p.m. with just a handful in the Seacoast region, according to its outage map. There are few Unitil outages in the Seacoast region.
York County was hit hard, with over 3,200 Central Main Power customers without power as of 1:20 p.m., mostly in York.
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