Disaster declared for July 17-19 New Hampshire storms
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved New Hampshire’s request to declare a major disaster after the mid-July storm that caused severe flooding in Cheshire County.
Southwestern New Hampshire already had experienced record rainfall for the month before the storms hit July 17-19. State officials estimated the damage at over $3.2 million.
Biden on Thursday ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts. Funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of damaged facilities and for hazard mitigation statewide.
The state also has requested a disaster declaration as a result of storms and flooding that occurred July 29-Aug. 2.