President Declares Disaster for New Hampshire

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Release date: 
September 3, 2011
Release Number: 
HQ-11-182

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of New Hampshire to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected Tropical Storm Irene beginning on August 26, 2011, and continuing.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in the counties of Carroll, Coos, Grafton, and Merrimack Counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for statewide.

Albert Lewis has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Lewis said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be designated for assistance after the assessments are fully completed. 

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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