Sununu Asks Feds for Emergency Money for March's Nor'Easter

May 12, 2017

Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Governor Chris Sununu is requesting federal emergency funding for damages resulting from March's blizzard.

In a letter sent to the President Friday, Sununu described in detail how the two-day March storm "strained" local and state resources.

He says more than 143,000 people were left without power, and roughly 500 schools were forced to close.

According to a preliminary federal assessment, the storm cost Carroll and Belknap Counties an estimated $2 million.

If the request is granted, government agencies and certain nonprofits may be eligible for this money.