President Obama today granted Governor John Lynch's request for a major disaster declaration for the damage and costs the state and communities incurred as a result of heavy rains that caused flooding and severe road damage in several communities in Cheshire County.
Governor Lynch requested a declaration last week after touring the damage with assessment teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
"The flooding caused major road wash outs, extensive debris and damage to state and local road infrastructure and facilities. This declaration will make available federal aid to help the state and communities with the expense of repairing roads and other infrastructure," Governor Lynch. "We appreciate the President's quick action on this request."
Local communities and the state estimated damage in Cheshire County to be more than $3 million.