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June 1, 2001
News Release
Quincy, MA -- Residents and business owners in seven Eastern Massachusetts counties, who sustained damage from the March storms and flooding, have only one more week to apply for disaster assistance. June 9 is the last day applications will be accepted. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property.
May 23, 2001
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Quincy, MA -- Hazard mitigation is working in Massachusetts. "Some projects completed since the state's previous flooding disasters clearly demonstrated their effectiveness this year," said Stephen J. McGrail, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
May 23, 2001
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Quincy, MA -- More than 27,000 residents and business owners in the seven eastern Massachusetts counties hit by flooding and storm damage in March and April were covered by the National Flood Insurance Program according to data released today.
May 22, 2001
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Quincy, MA -- Residents and business owners in the seven Massachusetts counties who suffered losses as a result of severe weather and flooding have a little more than two weeks to apply for state and federal disaster aid. The deadline is June 9.
May 17, 2001
News Release
Quincy, MA -- Grants totaling more than $6.8 million have been issued throughout eastern Massachusetts for disaster housing assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Checks have gone to eligible homeowners, and renters affected by the severe storms and flooding, March 5 through April 16 in Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester counties," said Federal Coordinating Officer Louis H. Botta.
May 14, 2001
News Release
Quincy, MA -- If you're among thousands of Massachusetts residents putting lives and property back in order after the March floods, you may have questions about the help available to you under President Bush's disaster declaration. "If you live in Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk or Worcester County and have uninsured damage or losses, the first step is to register for disaster assistance by calling 1-800-462-9029," said Stephen J. McGrail, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
May 14, 2001
News Release
Quincy, MA -- There will be another flood, nature will see to that. But that doesn't mean it has to be a disaster. "Now is the time to think about protecting your home from future flooding," advises Stephen J. McGrail, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the state coordinating officer for the disaster recovery under way.
May 9, 2001
News Release
Quincy, MA -- Federal and state officials will open two Disaster Recovery Centers in Boston to provide information to residents who suffered uninsured damage or loss because of the March floods. The Disaster Recovery Centers will be located on the seventh floor of Boston City Hall at City Hall Plaza and at the Orient Heights Community Center, 86 Boardman St., East Boston. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18.
May 7, 2001
News Release
Quincy, MA -- Bay Staters who have already applied for disaster assistance and need additional information have a toll-free number to call for help. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline number is 1-800-525-0321. The number for speech- and hearing impaired applicants is 1-800-462-7585.
May 3, 2001
News Release
Quincy, MA -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by recent storms and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will open Disaster Recovery Centers at four locations for one day each, beginning Wednesday, May 2. MEDFORD 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 Medford City Hall 85 George Hassett Dr. TEWKSBURY 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3 Tewksbury Town Library 300 Chandler St.

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