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November 10, 2011
News Release
CONCORD, N.H. -- According to the latest figures provided by Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of New Hampshire, New Hampshire households received over $1million of disaster assistance to aid in the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. At the November 7th registration deadline, 513 applicants in the designated counties of Carroll and Grafton registered with FEMA since President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for New Hampshire on September 3rd.
October 27, 2011
News Release
CONCORD, N.H. -- There are only 10 days left for New Hampshire residents to register for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to recover from Tropical Storm Irene. The final registration day is Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, for homeowners, renters and business owners in Carroll and Grafton counties whose property was damaged during the severe storms and flooding from Aug. 26 through Sept. 6. Registration is the first step in becoming eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program.
October 11, 2011
News Release
CONCORD, N.H. -- One mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as it helps New Hampshire recover from Tropical Storm Irene is to identify and ensure that historic places and structures are restored in a manner that preserves their historic value. “The state of New Hampshire has identified several damaged stone bridges and culverts that are historic,” said Albie Lewis, federal coordinating officer for this disaster. “Our job is to work with the state to provide appropriate funding through our Public Assistance program to assist in the repairs.”
October 7, 2011
News Release
CONCORD, N.H. – There is only one month left in New Hampshire to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance to recover from Tropical Storm Irene damage. The last day to register will be Nov. 7, 2011. Individuals and families who were living in Carroll and Grafton counties and suffered damage from the storm between Aug. 26 and Sept. 6, 2011, should register for FEMA assistance. They also may be eligible for low-interest, long-term disaster recovery loans administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
October 6, 2011
News Release
CONCORD, N.H. – Some New Hampshire residents may receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) saying their disaster assistance application has been denied. “Sometimes it only means that your application is incomplete,” said Albie Lewis, federal coordinating officer. “You definitely should call our helpline, 1-800-621-3362, for clarification.” Common reasons why applicants for FEMA’s Individual Assistance program receive denial letters and yet may be eligible for assistance are:
October 5, 2011
News Release
CONCORD, N.H. – For those in Carroll and Grafton counties who are unemployed as a direct result of Tropical Storm Irene, the deadline to register for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program is Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. Individuals, including self-employed individuals, who were living or working in the affected areas at the time of the disaster, may be eligible for assistance. Call New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES) at 1-800-266-2252 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Sunday through Friday to apply for DUA.
October 5, 2011
News Release
CONCORD, N.H. -- Persistent rain in New Hampshire has renewed the threat of flooding as the state recovers from Tropical Storm Irene. It’s a reminder that now is the time to buy flood insurance. It takes 30 days after purchase for flood insurance to go into effect, so buying now is the best way to be sure that you are covered in case of future flooding in your home, whether or not there is a disaster declaration.
October 5, 2011
News Release
CONCORD, N.H. -- Fall foliage, a major draw for New Hampshire tourism, was not harmed by Tropical Storm Irene. That’s the message of Lori Harnois, director of New Hampshire’s Division of Travel and Tourism Development. “We’d like people to know that New Hampshire is open for business,” Harnois said in a new video produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The video is online at www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/6108.
October 4, 2011
News Release
CONCORD, N.H. -- With flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene still fresh in your mind, now is a good time to begin making your home less likely to be damaged if it is threatened by a future flood. Here is a simple checklist of suggestions:
October 3, 2011
News Release
CONCORD, N.H. -- In the nearly four weeks since New Hampshire's Carroll and Grafton counties were declared a major disaster area by the president because of Tropical Storm Irene, federal assistance has reached $827,079, distributed among more than 200 individuals and households. So far, 483 people have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The registration period remains open through Nov. 7, 2011.

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