Flooding Update 11/20/2017

The Selectmen have met with the Governor, FEMA and NH Homeland Security to review the flood damage and submitted our estimated cost of damage.

Damage was done to the berms on the Saco River in Bartlett Village and the Rocky Branch River in Glen. Damage was also done outside of the berm areas in both locations.

We have had an on site visit to the berm upstream of the Saco River Bridge on River Street from the Flood Hazards Program Administrator from the NH Dept. of Environmental Services and have received an initial report from him

We have reached out to the NH Homeland Security office seeking advice on how we and they are planning to proceed on the affected river areas and are awaiting their response.

At this time we are awaiting word on whether the recent event will receive a disaster recognition allowing us to become eligible for federal funding. We are hopeful to receive funding to not only repair our roads, bridges and river berms but also expand the work in the rivers to provide more protection for future events.

The Selectmen would like to thank all of those involved in the immediate event and its cleanup. Town of Bartlett Road Agent Travis Chick and his crew, State of NH road crews, Bartlett Fire Chief Pat Roberts and Department Members, Emergency Management Director Bob King, Bartlett Jackson Ambulance crew, NH Electric Co-op crews, Bartlett Police Department, The Red Cross, The Governor and his emergency management team, FEMA and anyone else who has helped in this effort.

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