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Partial storm disaster declaration granted in N.H.; state to appeal

Road damage caused by flooding in July 2021.
Section of Route 12 on July 31, 2021, courtesy of the New Hampshire DOT

The governor says New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management plans to appeal that decision.

Gov. Chris Sununu says President Joe Biden has partially granted a request for a major disaster declaration in response to storms that severely damaged much of Cheshire and Sullivan counties.

The request was granted for the storms on July 29 and 30, but did not include storms from Aug. 1 and 2.

Sununu said Monday that New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management plans to appeal that decision.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently completed a preliminary damage assessment, finding that the statewide cost for response efforts related to this event totaled more than $3.2 million.

The July flooding washed out a number of roads, such as parts of Route 12a in Sullivan County.