New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has asked federal emergency officials to assess the damage from last week’s storm to see if the state is eligible for disaster relief.
Lynch the storm with heavy winds caused widespread power outages and damaged roads, homes and businesses. Lynch asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a preliminary damage assessment. The state as a whole must meet federal thresholds to qualify for help. Counties also must meet certain thresholds for towns to qualify for assistance.
Lynch said communities are still incurring costs removing debris and trees downed by the storm.
Federal assistance would help pay for some costs of emergency operations, debris removal and repairs.