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StateImpact Wants To Know: How Much FEMA Aid Has New Hampshire Gotten?

FEMA’s been in state news for awhile now.  Whether it’s the response to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene or more recently “Snowtober,” New Hampshire’s filed a lot of requests for federal aid in a short time. Although President Obama did issue an emergency declaration following the snow storm, allowing FEMA to offer assistance, it was much more […]

Another County Eligible For Irene-Related FEMA Aid

Belknap County now joins the growing list of New Hampshire areas eligible for public FEMA aid.  Governor John Lynch made the announcement today.  Most of the counties that qualify for federal help are only eligible for what’s called “public assistance.”  That means FEMA will reimburse them for road repairs, debris removal, and other Irene-related damage […]

Four NH Counties Qualify For FEMA Relief

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 […]

How Do States Get FEMA Disaster Relief Money After Irene?

In the wake of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene, there’s been a lot of chatter about another big battle brewing in Congress: FEMA disaster relief funding.  The agency’s been underfunded for years, to the point that it hasn’t been able to keep some promises dating back to 2008.  Some long-term rebuilding projects have been put on hold […]

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