N.H. Electric Cooperative Will Get FEMA Funds For Damage From 2017 Storm

Mar 29, 2019

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The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will get $2.8 million in disaster funds to cover damage to its infrastructure from the Halloween storm of 2017.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the grant will cover more than three-quarters of the Co-op's repair costs. FEMA says it's given New Hampshire more than $7.2 million dollars total under a federal disaster declaration for the storm which caused widespread flooding, infrastructure damage and power outages at the end of October 2017.

The Co-op serves around 84,000 electric customers across the Upper Valley, North Country, Lakes Region and Seacoast. FEMA says Vermont's Electric Co-op will also receive funding for damage it sustained during a storm last May.