New Hampshire Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1610)

Incident period: October 7, 2005 to October 18, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 26, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 3, 2005
News Release
Merrimack, NH - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is scheduled to open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Alstead Friday at the Third Congregational Church, 14 River Street, to help bring one-on-one assistance to residents and businesses coping with disaster-related concerns arising from the recent severe storms and flooding. The DRC in Keene opened Wednesday at 25 Roxbury Street.
November 3, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Disaster Unemployment Assistance has been approved for Cheshire, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Sullivan Counties in New Hampshire. Individuals, including self-employed individuals who were living or working in the affected areas at the time of the major disaster, may be eligible for assistance under either the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Program or the Unemployment Compensation Program. Individuals eligible for DUA may also include:
November 2, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Disaster recovery centers (DRCs) will open this week in Keene and Alstead to provide information on state/federal assistance available to residents of New Hampshire counties who sustained uninsured, disaster-related damages from the severe storms and flooding of October 7-18. The counties are Cheshire, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, and Sullivan.
November 2, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials urge those who sustained damages or losses from the recent severe storms and flooding that struck New Hampshire to apply for aid as soon as possible. As a result of the major disaster declaration by President Bush on October 26, disaster assistance is available to individuals and businesses located in Cheshire, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Sullivan counties.
October 31, 2005
News Release
State and federal disaster officials are concerned that persons eligible for disaster aid from the recent storms may not be applying for aid under the erroneous assumption that by reporting damages to state and local officials or to the American Red Cross they have already applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance. They must, however, apply directly to FEMA to receive assistance.
October 26, 2005
News Release
Washington, DC - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for New Hampshire to help people and community's recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on October 7-18, 2005.

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