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Press Release

For Immediate Release
July 9, 2013

Communications Office

Governor Hassan to Visit Flood-Damaged Areas of Western New Hampshire
Residents with Personal Property Damage Encouraged to Call 2-1-1

WESTMORELAND - TOMORROW, Governor Maggie Hassan and New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer will visit areas of Western New Hampshire affected by last week's flooding that caused significant damage throughout the state, especially in Grafton, Sullivan and Cheshire counties.

"We remain in constant contact with local response teams in Western New Hampshire, working to assess the damage and ensure our communities receive the assistance they need," Governor Hassan said. "We will continue to work closely with emergency management personnel and seek federal assistance in order to help our communities recover from the significant damage caused by the recent flooding."

Following tomorrow's meeting of the Governor and Executive Council in Peterborough, Governor Hassan will travel to Westmoreland and Lebanon, two towns that experienced significant flood damage, to view progress on recovery efforts. Last Wednesday, the Governor toured flood-affected areas of Alstead, Lebanon, Washington and Westmoreland.

State officials have estimated that the damage throughout the state will cost more than $2 million to repair, and FEMA officials are assessing damage to determine if the state will qualify for federal funds.

In addition to local response efforts, the state is encouraging residents who have personal property damage to call 2-1-1. The attached flyer from the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management details steps private property owners should take, as well as information on the Presidential Disaster Declaration that the state is seeking.