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 3, 2001
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.
April 27, 2001
Quincy, MA -- Seniors and people with disabilities living in seven Massachusetts counties eligible for disaster assistance as a result of severe storms and flooding between March 5 and April 16 may need extra help in receiving assistance.
April 27, 2001
Quincy, MA -- More than $4.2 million in disaster housing assistance grants has been issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for residents of seven eastern Massachusetts counties affected by the severe storms and flooding, March 5 through April 16. "Providing housing assistance for storm victims continues to be our top priority," Federal Coordinating Officer Louis H. Botta said. Checks have been written to more than 2,500 applicants. "We encourage anyone who suffered damage from these storms to apply," Botta added.
April 25, 2001
Quincy, MA -- In the aftermath of the floods that struck Massachusetts, March 5 to April 16, people seeking disaster assistance may find they have been issued a U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan application. These forms are sent to all applicants (both individuals and business owners) who may qualify for a loan. To be considered for further assistance, beyond the initial FEMA Housing Program, this form must be completed and returned to the SBA.
April 24, 2001
Quincy, MA -- Disaster officials of both the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge owners of flood-damaged homes to proceed cautiously as they continue cleaning up after the flood.
April 23, 2001
Quincy, MA -- As cleanup continues in the aftermath of flooding, state and federal officials urge disaster victims to take protective measures to prevent the damage from happening again. "It's safer, cheaper, and ultimately much easier to limit future damage than repair or replace your possessions after disaster strikes," said Louis H. Botta, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official coordinating the disaster-recovery effort in Massachusetts. FEMA calls such actions "hazard mitigation."