Regional Director of FEMA Arthur Cleaves and U.S. Rep. Jeb Bradle y Tour Parts of Goffstown Affected by Flooding

From the Office of Congressman Jeb Bradley

For Immediate Release - Monday, June 5, 2006

Contact - Stephanie DuBois, (202) 225-5456

Goffstown, NH) - The Regional Director of theFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Arthur Cleaves, joined FirstDistrict Congressman Jeb Bradley this morning for a tour of Goffstown, whichsustained significant damage from the recent severe flooding in thestate. Cleaves and Bradley met with local first responders and townofficials and visited parts of town affected by the flooding, including theLynchville/Danis Park area, Henry Bridge Road, and Elm Street.

Congressman Bradley stated, "I am very pleased to bring DirectorCleaves to New Hampshirethis morning to see firsthand the extent of the damage caused by the floodingand talk about the FEMA assistance available to Granite Staters. Goffstownwas one of the hardest hit communities during the flooding, and we are fortunateto have the Regional Director of FEMA in the state today to highlight thefederal assistance that is available to individuals and communities. Iencourage individuals who have not yet registered for FEMA assistance to do so,and as always, constituents can call my office if I can be of assistance."

"I am especially pleased to get my first look at the damaged area and the invitation to tour Goffstown with Congressman Bradley," said Arthur W. Cleaves, regional director for FEMA Region I. "The quick action the President took in making a disaster declaration for this area is a good indication of how heavily impacted the residents were and we at FEMA will do all we can to help these residents get started toward recovery."

President Bush recently declared a major disaster for six counties in New Hampshire, paving the way for federal assistance from FEMA as well as the Small Business Administration. Individuals can register for FEMA assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or registering at www.fema.gov/assistance/register/shtm.

Last week, Bradley brought U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Hector Barreto to Manchester to tour businesses affected by the flooding.