THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
President Clinton today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New Hampshire and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by the Fall Nor'easter rainstorm on October 20-23, 1996.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in a three county area. The counties include Hillsborough, Rockingham, and Strafford. Federal funding is also available to local governments in a six county area. The counties include Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, and Sullivan.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is also available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the Fall Nor'easter rainstorm. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is continuing to conduct damage surveys and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.