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Flooding prompts state of emergency in Lebanon, NH

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In Lebanon, N.H., the damage from flooding is so significant that Governor Maggie Hassan has declared a state of emergency.

City officials say three dozen roads were damaged by floodwaters after more than 4 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period. The already-saturated ground simply could not absorb the additional water.

One of the worst areas is Slayton Hill Road which turned into a river late Tuesday, flooding out the Rivermere apartment complex. The Red Cross has reopened a shelter at Lebanon High School for displaced residents.

Click here for the latest alerts from the city of Lebanon, including road closures.

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