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Fed Disaster Money Approved for N.H. After Last Month's Storms

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President Donald Trump has issued a major disaster declaration for New Hampshire and will provide federal emergency assistance following severe storms that hit the state last month.

The storms dropped more than an inch of rain per hour. About 60 roads were damaged, about a dozen homes were surrounded by water and about 600 people evacuated from campgrounds. Most of the damage was in Grafton County.

New Hampshire authorities say initial damage assessments from last weekend's storms and flooding are in excess of $11.5 million.

In a statement on Wednesday, Trump ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair and replacement of damaged facilities in Grafton County. The statement did not say how much assistance would be provided.

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