PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced it is expanding disaster assistance in New Hampshire to include Hillsborough County.
Federal funds will be available to support state and local recovery efforts impacted by severe storms and flooding that occurred March 14-31, 2010. This decision amends the major disaster declaration by President Obama on May 12 which provided assistance to Rockingham County.
FEMA's Public Assistance program provides funding on a cost-sharing basis to state and eligible local governments for the repair, replacement, or restoration of public facilities, as well as costs incurred for disaster cleanup or emergency actions taken to protect lives or property.
A briefing for local officials will be held where procedures for requesting federal assistance will be explained by FEMA and state officials.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.