CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire authorities say the state has over $8 million in estimated damages from this week’s storm.

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said Friday the initial assessments indicate that New Hampshire has hit the necessary threshold to seek a federal disaster declaration from President Donald Trump. He said he expects that Federal Emergency Management Agency teams will be in the state next week to verify damage assessments.

Utilities are making progress in restoring power to customers following the storm, with about 5,000 outages to go as of Friday afternoon.

At the peak of the storm, power was out to about 270,000 customers in the state.

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