Fast Facts: New England Flooding

Heavy rains finally ease over soggy New England.

The Rains

— New Hampshire, Massachusetts and southern Maine.

— Friday to Tuesday, over foot of rain; 17 inches in some places.

— Worst flooding in New England since 1936.

— Wettest May on record in Concord, N.H., and Portland, Maine.


— Man's body found in partially submerged car north of Boston.

— Thousands evacuated along swollen rivers.

— 200-400 families evacuated along Newfound River in Bristol, N.H.

— Nursing home evacuated in Lawrence, Mass.

— Some evacuees have begun returning home.

The Dangers

— Some dams under great stress.

— Granite dam being closely watched in Methuen, Mass.

— Major rivers still above flood stage.

— Washed-out roads.


— Estimated tens of millions of dollars in Massachusetts.