Massachusetts Severe Storms & Flooding (DR-1364)

Incident period: March 5, 2001 to April 16, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 10, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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 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.
May 3, 2001
News Release
Quincy, MA -- The flooding happened more than a month ago, but Massachusetts residents may still face some serious cleanup problems, advise federal and state officials. "Be careful when cleaning mold," said Louis H. Botta, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official who is the federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery effort. Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk and Worcester counties are under a federal disaster declaration after severe storms and flooding between March 5 and April 16.
May 3, 2001
News Release
Quincy, MA -- Disaster Recovery Centers in Lawrence and Woburn are scheduled to close on Friday, May 4, but residents of seven counties who suffered losses or damages as a result of the March floods will still be able to have their questions answered by phone.

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