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Gov. Hassan to visit flooded areas

Gov. Maggie Hassan and New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer plan to visit areas of western New Hampshire affected by flooding.

State officials have estimated the damage at more than $2 million; FEMA officials are assessing damage to determine if the state will qualify for federal funds. More rain fell in the area Tuesday.

Last week’s flooding caused significant damage, especially in Grafton, Sullivan and Cheshire counties.

“We will continue to work closely with emergency management personnel and seek federal assistance in order to help our communities recover from the significant damage caused by the recent flooding,” Hassan said in a written statement Monday.

After today’s meeting of the Governor and Executive Council in Peterborough, Hassan is to travel to Westmoreland and Lebanon, two towns that experienced significant flood damage. Last Wednesday, the governor toured flood-affected areas of Alstead, Lebanon, Washington and Westmoreland.

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