STATEMENT: Carol Shea-Porter on Flood Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON - In the aftermath of the severe storm that hit New Hampshire this weekend, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement:

"People in New Hampshire are tough, and we've lived through plenty of bad weather. But the storm this week has done serious damage to communities across the state."

"I have contacted the Federal Emergency Management Agency and they have assured me that that will move quickly to conduct an assessment of the damage. Governor Lynch has done an outstanding job for the state, and I fully support his request for FEMA to quickly assess New Hampshire's eligibility for disaster relief."

"In some ways, this disaster has brought out the best in us. We should all be thankful for state and local officials who were so quick to respond. And we are grateful for the National Guard and the Red Cross, which have provided emergency services across the state. Thousands of friends and neighbors have reached out to help other in need. This is what New Hampshire - and America - are all about."