Lynch asks FEMA for more help
CONCORD - Gov. John Lynch has appealed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for more help in cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy.
On Tuesday, President Obama signed an emergency declaration making federal aid available for emergency safety measures taken to protect people from the effects of the storm. Now, Lynch has made a formal request for additional funding to pay for removal of debris left in the storm's wake.
As part of a package requesting the additional assistance, Lynch listed some of the statistics the state has compiled, including deploying 200 members of the National Guard; closing 35 state highways and 201 local roads at the height of the storm; opening seven shelters to serve 50 people put out of their homes; and operating 62 local emergency operations centers.
The governor also noted that 211,000 power outages were reported around the state and that preliminary estimates indicated local and county governments had already spent more than $1.4 million for cleanup and protection. Damage to the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative equipment was estimated at $2.1 million.
Lynch also said that as the costs associated with the storm continue to climb, he may ultimately request that the President declare the state a major disaster area.
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