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New hampshire is often affected by the Alberta Clipper, a fast moving, low-pressure area that forms in Canada and causes snowfall of several inches.
Flooding is the most common danger in New Hampshire, although strong earthquakes, severe hurricanes and wild land fires also have potential to cause widespread damage throughout the state. New Hampshire experiences, on average, three to four small earthquakes annually. The largest earthquake in New Hampshire was believed to be at a magnitude greater than six.
Snow storms are at times a blessing to the state’s winter economy; however, blizzards have been known to drop large amounts of heavy wet snow, leaving the highly populated southern part of the state vulnerable.
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 caused severe flooding and wind damage statewide. It was responsible for the death of 13 people.
Contact: Molly Webber
New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Department of Health & Human Services
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