A big piece of news broke over Labor Day weekend: President Obama has approved FEMA aid for four New Hampshire counties. As NHPR’s Chris Jensen reported, Merrimack, Carroll, Grafton and Coos Counties were damaged enough by Tropical Storm Irene to qualify for federal help,
“’The state and communities in those four counties are now eligible for assistance to cover
emergency response operations and repair costs, and funds for mitigation to help prevent future flooding,’ according to a news release from Gov. John Lynch’s office..
A request that help for individuals is still under review by Federal Emergency Management Agency teams.”
As StateImpact reported last week, we’ll probably get final aid numbers in a couple of months. You can learn more about how states apply for, and ultimately get, FEMA aid here.