N.H. Gets Approved For Disaster Aid For February Blizzard

Mar 19, 2013

President Obama has granted New Hampshire’s request for a major disaster declaration for the blizzard that hit the state last month.

The state estimates it cost nearly 5 million dollars to respond to the storm that struck the second weekend of February.

The declaration covers the counties of Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford and Sullivan.

One eligibility requirement for disaster aid is whether counties received record or near-record snowfall. Carroll County got 30.5 inches of snow. Its previous record was 19 inches.

The funding provides reimbursement for 75 percent of the response costs accrued by state and municipal governments, as well as eligible nonprofits.

Briefings for those seeking assistance will be held the week of April 1.