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Press Release

Department of Safety
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Contact: Jim Van Dongen, 603-223-3720

HSEM Asks Property Owners To Track Damage Expenses

CONCORD, NH – Home and business owners who suffered property damage during the recent floods should take pictures of the damage and keep good records of storm-related expenses, according to Christopher M. Pope, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He also recommended that they contact their insurance carriers to determine if any of the damage is covered.

"Flood waters cause significant damage to homes, commercial buildings, driveways and other structures," Pope said.

Pope added that damage assessment of public property and infrastructure will soon begin through local emergency management directors.

A preliminary damage assessment for the windstorm two weeks ago found damages totaling $10 million in six counties. A separate damage assessment will be done for the flooding that began over the weekend to determine if the state meets the threshold for a disaster declaration.

People with questions of a non-emergency nature should call their local emergency management director or 211.

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