FEMA Team Assessing NH Wind Storm Damage

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Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in New Hampshire to assess the damage from the windstorm that blew through the region in late February.

State officials say the state must have at least $1.7 million in damage to qualify for federal assistance with costs that are not covered by insurance. Gov. John Lynch says the state’s preliminary assessment puts the damage closer to $10 million, well above the federal threshold.

FEMA inspectors are visiting six counties with the most damage.

FEMA officials are expected to finish their damage assessments by Wednesday.

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