NEW HAMPSHIRE TO GET $1 MILLION TO REPAIR ROADS AND BRIDGES FOLLOWING TROPICAL STORM IRENESeptember 12, 2011
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that New Hampshire will get $1 million from the Department of Transportation’s emergency relief program.
“This money will help our state rebuild and repair roads and bridges damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. We are grateful for the funds,” said Shaheen.
Tropical Storm Irene closed or restricted more than 150 state roads and 475 local roads in New Hampshire.
Since the storm, Shaheen has been an active voice in supporting relief efforts for New Hampshire. She recently contacted officials at the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) urging federal officials to grant financial assistance for the cleanup and rebuilding process in the state. Last week, Shaheen announced that New Hampshire citizens affected by Tropical Storm Irene could apply for low-interest disaster relief loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), even if they don’t own a business.
Disaster loans of up to $200,000 will be available for homeowners and up to $2 million for businesses. Residents in the counties of Carroll and Grafton, areas that saw the most significant flooding damage, will be eligible for Physical Disaster Loans to replace damaged property, as well as Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help businesses meet financial obligations that cannot be met as a result of the storm. Economic Injury Disaster Loans will also be made available to Belknap, Coos, Merrimack, Stafford, and Sullivan county residents. Individuals in Carroll and Grafton counties whose homes and property suffered damage as a result of Tropical Storm Irene can apply for assistance through FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). More information can be found here: http://1.usa.gov/pJc9q3
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