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New Hampshire Severe Winter Storm (DR-1812)

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Incident period: December 11, 2008 to December 23, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 02, 2009


May 14, 2009 - News Release

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Five months after December's ice storm pummeled the region, nearly $15 million in federal aid has been obligated to help New Hampshire recover from last winter's devastating storm. "This assistance is going to help ease the burden on local communities as they work to complete the cleanup," said Nick Russo, FEMA's federal coordinating officer. "We have a strong partnership with the state and that's made for an efficient recovery process."

April 14, 2009 - News Release

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- More than $10 million in federal aid has been disbursed to help New Hampshire communities recover from last December's ice storm after the presidential disaster declaration on January 2 made all ten counties eligible for federal assistance. "We remain fully engaged with the state to ensure that assistance continues to flow to New Hampshire communities as quickly and efficiently as possible," said Nick Russo, FEMA's federal coordinating officer.

March 16, 2009 - News Release

PORTSMOUTH, NH - Aid to New Hampshire communities to assist in recovery from the severe winter snow and ice storms that wreaked havoc on the state between Dec. 11 and 23, 2008 has surpassed the $5 million mark for funds approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To date $5,022,578 in FEMA relief funds have been obligated to affected communities, mostly for debris cleanup and emergency protective measures.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $14,898,663.36 $13,271,189.98 $1,620,701.65
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • New Hampshire, FEMA-1812-DR (PDF 23KB)