Lebanon Residents Evacuate After Flash Flooding

Jul 3, 2013

Wild weather hit hard yesterday, damaging some roadways, especially in the Upper Valley.

In Lebanon, some roads were impassable or washed out entirely. Dozens of people were evacuated from a brand new affordable housing complex, and bussed to shelter at Lebanon High School.

"I think they were pretty stressed, I mean it’s a brand new building, they haven’t had it open for a month yet. We just did the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday," said Red Cross volunteer Linda Nordman.

Twin Pines Housing Trust, the non-profit owner of the flooded complex, is temporarily housing tenants in a nearby hotel while the property damage is being assessed.

Meanwhile the Red Cross is keeping the high school shelter open in case another storm hits the water-logged region.  

Volunteers are keeping food, toiletries, and cots on hand for residents from other hard hit towns, including several surrounding Mt. Ascutney.