FEMA/New Hampshire Officials To Hold Snow Assistance Briefings

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April 7, 2005
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NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Briefings have been scheduled throughout New Hampshire to explain the application process to obtain federal assistance to supplement state and local governments’ costs for cleanup of two recent record or near-record snowfalls Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced today.

With President Bush’s March 30 emergency declarations, state agencies and local governments in 10 New Hampshire counties became eligible for federal funding to reimburse 75 percent of approved costs for equipment, contracts, and personnel overtime related to emergency services in dealing with the January 22-23 and February 10-11 snow storms.

The declaration for the January 22-23 storm will provide assistance for a period of 48 hours for Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford and Sullivan counties. The second declaration for the February 10-11 storm provides assistance for a 72 hour period for Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties.

“Procedures for requesting assistance, including eligibility requirements and the reimbursement process, will be explained at a series of briefings to be held beginning next week,” said James N. Russo, federal coordinating officer for the event. “Applicants will be made aware of filing deadlines and the documentation necessary to receive all assistance available to them.”

The briefing schedule is as follows.

April 11, 2005
Keene Fire Station
2nd Floor Meeting Room, 32 Vernon Street
Keene, NH

April 12, 2005
Bedford Meeting Room
10 Meetinghouse Road
Bedford, NH

April 12, 2005
Town Hall
55 Main Street
Ossipee, NH

April 13, 2005
Town Office
Novak Rm, 2nd Flr., 10 Front Street
Exeter, NH

April 13, 2005
Grafton County Sr. Center
8 Depot Street
Plymouth, NH

April 14, 2005
10am & 1:30pm
Bureau of Emer. Mgmt.
Johnson Hall, 107 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH

April 18, 2005
Town Hall
25 Main Street
Lancaster, NH

April 19, 2005
Claremont Conf. Center
Broad Street, Beside the Fire Dept.
Claremont, NH

FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.

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