Town of Amherst NH

September is National Preparedness Month!

September is National Preparedness Month!  Please “Like” the Souhegan Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) page on Facebook for more information and to receive tips on how to stay safe during the disasters that can affect our community.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Souhegan CERT serves the communities of Amherst, Lyndeborough, Milford and Mont Vernon, NH.

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Upcoming Eversource Transmission Line Work

In the coming weeks, Eversource and its contractors will begin work on a transmission line (referred to as the 367 line) in existing right-of-way between Amherst and Fitzwilliam substations.  This work is being done as part of a System Resiliency Program, a program being undertaken to upgrade and strengthen its infrastructure across the state in order to reduce the possibility of service interruptions, especially during severe weather.  The contractors hired by Eversource to perform this work are Harlen Electric Construction, JCR Construction Co., Tighe & Bond and Northern Land Clearing.

The System Resiliency Program focuses on structural hardening which may include the installation of structures, cross arms and/or structure hardware.  Other activities associated with this work may include removing brush and tall vegetation, mowing, making improvements to existing access roads, installing timber mats, building construction pads to support heavy equipment, and restoring the disturbed area.

Eversource anticipates that the work along the 367 line will begin in late July and continue through the fall.  The work is not expected to interrupt electric service to homes or businesses in  your community.  Typically, Eversource contractors will work Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and should not be more than 3-5 days at a single location. The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

Abutters along existing right-of-way in Amherst, in the vicinity of Hollis Road and Golden Pond Road, have been notified of the planned work.

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