WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for New Hampshire in response to severe storms, flooding and landslides during late June and early July.

With the declaration, federal funding will be available to state and eligible local governments.

The aid will go to emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged in the counties of Cheshire, Grafton, and Sullivan during severe storms from June 26 to July 3.

Preliminary damage assessment conducted by the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicated total damage exceeds over $6.2 million.

Excessive heavy rain caused flash flooding, washed out roads and evacuated homes throughout the western part of the state and severely impacted many communities.


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