New Hampshire Governor Seeks Disaster Declaration for April Floods

May 27, 2014

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is seeking federal help for North Country communities where recent floods caused road and infrastructure damage.

Hassan on Thursday asked President Barack Obama to issue a major disaster declaration for the rain and flooding on April 15 and April 16. The storm brought significant rainfall after several warm days had caused rapid melting of snow, resulting in major road washouts. Damage in Coos and Carroll counties was estimated at $1.9 million and included a bridge failure that left a neighborhood temporarily cut off from the rest of the town.

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