Grafton County hit by flooding from heavy downpours

GRAFTON COUNTY, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire emergency officials say heavy rains caused flash flooding in parts of Grafton County.

Flooding was reported Thursday night in the towns of Hebron, Groton, Rumney, Canaan, Orange and Plymouth after several inches of rain fell in the area in a short amount of time and washed out many roads.

WMUR-TV reports firefighters responded to calls for assistance. In one case a woman and her cat had to be rescued.

New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jennifer Harper says staff will be out Friday in affected communities doing damage assessment.

Officials are expected to assess damage to roads and see if any homes have been affected. Up to 40 homes are expected to be checked.

The flood warning for the area expired early Friday.

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