NH Delegation Calls on President to Grant Major Disaster Declaration

December 01, 2017

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) to President Trump in support of Governor Sununu’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Hampshire following the damage and costs incurred by severe rain and flooding in October. The cost associated with the October storm is approximately $6 million statewide.

“As a result of the October 2017 storm, New Hampshire communities experienced a dangerous combination of heavy rainfall, wind and flash flooding that imposed significant property damage and strained state, municipal and county budgets. The magnitude of the damage caused by this storm is such that an effective response is beyond the capacity of New Hampshire’s state and local governments, justifying federal assistance,” the delegation wrote. “We urge you to grant a Major Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire as soon as possible in order to ensure that our state and towns have access to the resources and assistance they need to fully recover from this emergency.”

The full text of the letter is available here.