MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- New Hampshire officials Tuesday began assessing damage from weekend flooding that killed at least three people and forced 1,000 from their homes.
"I haven't seen devastation like this in 20 or 30 years," said Gov. John Lynch, who toured the southwestern part of the state.
Lynch said the state had applied for federal disaster aid, and representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency would arrive later this week, the Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader reported.
The rain started in much of the state Friday afternoon, causing widespread flooding by early Sunday, with 10.8 inches report in Hinsdale, 10.5 in Keene and 9 in Gilford.
Cheshire County Sheriff Richard Foote said 14 people are unaccounted for, and several people are missing from Alstead, and in Langdon, an unidentified body was discovered in a cornfield after flooding receded late Sunday.