Monday, March 29, 2010

NH Disaster Declaration Approved

A flood watch remains in effect through Tuesday afternoon, as the forecast calls for as much as a half foot of rain in some places.

Some towns or cities could have their wettest March on record, said Michael Cempa, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

As emergency management leaders monitor the storm, Gov. John Lynch announced that President Obama has approved his request for a major disaster declaration for the wind storm that socked the state in late February.

The disaster declaration will make public assistance available for impacted communities in Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, and Sullivan counties.

From The Union Leader Flood watch in effect; Lynch announces federal disaster help

Deadly Suicide Bombings in Moscow

MOSCOW – Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Monday in twin attacks on Moscow subway stations jam-packed with rush-hour passengers, killing at least 37 people and wounding 65, officials said. They blamed the carnage on rebels from the Caucasus region.

The blasts come six years after Caucasus Islamic separatists carried out a pair of deadly Moscow subway strikes and raise concerns that the war has once again come to Russia's capital, amid militants' warnings of a renewed determination to push their fight.

Chechen rebels claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing late last year on a passenger train en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Last month, Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov warned in an interview on a rebel-affiliated Web site that "the zone of military operations will be extended to the territory of Russia ... the war is coming to their cities."

From Yahoo Double suicide bombings kill 37 on Moscow subway