New Hampshire Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1695)

Incident period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 27, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 23, 2007
News Release
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - More than $4.4 million in state and federal assistance has been approved for New Hampshire following the severe storms and flooding that took place April 15 - 23, 2007. To date, 1,639 households from the six disaster-designated counties (Belknap - 91; Grafton - 72; Hillsborough - 461; Merrimack - 215; Rockingham - 481; and Strafford - 319) have applied for disaster assistance since President Bush approved a federal disaster declaration on April 27.
May 21, 2007
News Release
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - When the news of flooding from the April nor'easter spread through the volunteer network, the New Hampshire Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NH VOAD) and Operation Disaster Recovery began mobilizing members. They had been through the drill before in the aftermath of the 2006 Mother's Day flooding. They hit the ground running. Meals were served, flooded houses cleaned and, looking ahead, services were being coordinated to support flood victims in the long term.
May 18, 2007
News Release
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - A free disaster assistance workshop will take place at a Lowe?s home improvement store in Epping next Monday and Tuesday. The workshop is open to the public and designed to provide information to residents on homeowner mitigation and on state and federal disaster assistance following the April flooding.
May 17, 2007
News Release
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - The Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the N.H. Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) in Allenstown, Raymond and Rochester will close Wed., May 23 at 6 p.m. So far, nearly 600 people have visited the Disaster Recovery Centers to talk with recovery officials and get help completing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan applications. Disaster Recovery Centers operate 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Sat. as noted:
May 16, 2007
News Release
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. ? More than $3.5 million in grants and low interest disaster loans have been approved to help New Hampshire residents who suffered losses as a result of the nor?easter that struck New England one month ago, according to figures released today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Hampshire Bureau of Emergency Management (HSEM). The following is a summary of ongoing recovery efforts, as of close of business May 15:
May 14, 2007
News Release
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - As disaster recovery progresses in the communities affected by April's nor'easter, the operating hours for FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Centers are changing to reflect the lessening level of activity. So far, more than 500 people have visited the centers to talk with recovery officials and get help completing U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loan applications.

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