Tropical Storm Irene

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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 […]

Route 302 Set To Reopen Tomorrow

Nearly three weeks after taking heavy damage from Tropical Storm Irene, Route 302 at Hart’s Location is set to reopen to traffic tomorrow.  A press release from Governor John Lynch’s office notes the reopening is nearly a week ahead of schedule.

More New Hampshire Communities Eligible For Public FEMA Aid

Governor John Lynch announced today that two more counties have been added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration, making them eligible for Irene-related FEMA aid. Communities in Strafford and Sullivan Counties can now apply for help repairing public facilities and infrastructure. As StateImpact has reported, public assistance, for things like roads, is different from individual assistance […]

NH Sees Homeland Security Windfall In Decade Since 9/11

Following 9/11, Congress authorized creation of the Department of Homeland Security.  And over the past decade, we’ve heard periodically that the state or local agencies have gotten new, upgraded equipment or funded special initiatives with Homeland Security money.  So for the 10th anniversary of 9/11, NHPR’s Jon Greenberg looked into exactly how much money has […]

Kancamagus Set To Open Early

One of the key east-west routes through the White Mountains is set to reopen this weekend.  The Kancamagus Highway has been closed since Tropical Storm Irene ripped through New England late last month.  Although the deadline for opening the road was Thursday, September 15, it will actually open a few days earlier, on Sunday.  Governor John […]

Liquor Sales Spiked In Days Before Irene

The Liquor Commission’s been in the news a lot lately, between record-breaking year-over-year sales and plans to add a new store at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  But StateImpact was curious about something else. Was there a spike in booze sales in the run-up to Irene?

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 […]

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