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
April 13, 2001
Washington, DC -- Less than a week after President Bush issued a disaster declaration at the request of the governor for Essex, Middlesex, and Norfolk counties, damage inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are in the field. Applications have been received from more than 1,000 people in the declared counties. Inspectors are beginning to inspect applicants' houses and personal property damaged by severe storms and flooding that swept through the area beginning March 5.
April 11, 2001
Quincy, MA -- A toll-free registration number is now open for use by homeowners, renters, and business owners in Essex, Middlesex, and Norfolk counties who suffered damage and losses in the March flooding. President Bush designated those counties a major disaster area on April 10. That registration number is 800-462-9029 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) for the speech and hearing impaired. Both lines will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.
April 10, 2001
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for Massachusetts to help families and businesses recover from recent floods and other extreme weather that plagued the state since early March. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush. The declaration covers damage to private property from severe storms and floods beginning March 5 and continuing.