New Hampshire’s Senators And Congresswomen Ask President Trump For Disaster Declaration Following October Storm


Washington, D.C. – New Hampshire’s representatives have joined Governor Chris Sununu in asking for the President’s help after the October Storm that ravaged parts of the state.

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan, Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter, and Annie Kuster to President Trump in support of Governor Sununu’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Hampshire following the damage and costs incurred by severe rain and flooding during a storm on October 30th.

“As a result of the October 2017 storm, New Hampshire communities experienced a dangerous combination of heavy rainfall, wind and flash flooding that imposed significant property damage and strained state, municipal and county budgets. The magnitude of the damage caused by this storm is such that an effective response is beyond the capacity of New Hampshire’s state and local governments, justifying federal assistance,” the delegation wrote. “We urge you to grant a Major Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire as soon as possible in order to ensure that our state and towns have access to the resources and assistance they need to fully recover from this emergency.”

The letter said the cost associated with the October storm is approximately $6 million statewide. Earlier this week Governor Chris Sununu sent a letter to Congress asking for a major disaster declaration.

You can read the full letter here.