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Lebanon storm recovery continues through 4th of July

LEBANON - From delivering bottled water to residents, to fixing water main breaks, response to the flash flood damage caused by the severe rain event that hit the city on Monday and Tuesday continued on the Fourth of July.

Water service on Meriden and Slayton Hill roads is expected to be restored by Saturday, Fire Chief Chris Christopoulos said in a press release Thursday.

A water main break on Meriden Road was still being repaired Thursday. The work is expected to continue through Friday in order to restore water service to all residents, Christopoulos said.

Currently, there are 15 homes without water.

Contractors also set to work on the holiday to install a temporary water main on Slayton Hill Road, he said.

Lebanon Fire Department personnel delivered bottled water to residences without water service on both roads Thursday.

Public Works officials are hopeful that water service and full road access will be restored to these roads by Saturday, Christopoulos said.

Electricity has been restored to each residence on Slayton Hill Road as far down as number 41 Slayton Hill Road. Lebanon Emergency Management officials will be meeting with Liberty Utilities on Friday to develop a restoration plan for the remaining approximately dozen customers.

"Public Works officials have been actively meeting with engineers to develop reconstruction plans for all of Slayton Hill Road. It is important to understand that this is a complicated process and City Officials do not have a timeline for this process," he said.

Sunset Rock Road, however, will be closed until further notice, he said.

Public Works crews plan to begin assessing the damage to develop a restoration plan on Friday.

Repairs and clean up work on over 60 roads throughout the city with the help of public works crews from Lebanon, Hanover, Enfield and Hartford, Vermont, is to begin Friday.

Anyone requiring immediate assistance can contact Lebanon Public Safety Communications at (603) 448-1212.

Lebanon officials will be meeting with volunteer agencies to coordinate volunteers to assist local residents with clean-up.

The Red Cross will be providing clean-up kits for residents, which will be available for pick-up at Lebanon Fire Station 1, 12 South Park St., on Friday.

People wishing to volunteer or residents requiring clean-up assistance can contact Upper Valley Strong at (603) 448-0272 or online at or

Anyone suffering any damage should first contact their insurance company. If denied a claim or those without homeowners insurance, can contact NH211 by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-866-444-4211 in New Hampshire.

"This is the first step in helping to determine the eligibility for Individual Assistance for storm related damage," Christopoulos said.

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