President Declares a Major Disaster for New Hampshire

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Release Date: July 22, 2011 Release Number: HQ-11-118

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to New Hampshire and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of May 26-30, 2011.

Federal funding is available to commonwealth 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 the severe storms and flooding in the counties of Coos and Grafton, including direct federal assistance.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties in the state.

Craig A. Gilbert has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Gilbert said that additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Modified: Friday, 22-Jul-2011 15:50:49