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May 26, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. – More than $2.3 million in state and federal aid has been approved for Bay State residents and businesses since April’s severe rains flooded thousands of area basements and resulted in a federal disaster declaration. Disaster assistance in Massachusetts at-a-glance:
May 25, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. – Bay State disaster victims have only a few weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for state and federal assistance to help with uninsured losses caused by April’s damaging floods. While registrations cannot be accepted after the June 21 deadline, FEMA will continue to process all applications received before the deadline.
May 24, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. – Disaster assistance information is as near as the telephone for residents of Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester Counties who registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following last month’s flooding in those areas. FEMA uses the same toll-free phone number, 1-800-621 FEMA (3362), for registration and to provide a Helpline option. The TTY Registration/Helpline number for those with speech or hearing impairment is 1-800-462-7585.
May 21, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. -- The federal coordinating officer in charge of recovery from April's flooding expressed concern today that some residents who suffered losses may be forfeiting their ability to obtain certain forms of state and federal assistance. James N. Russo of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said most applicants for disaster relief receive a loan application packet from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that must be completed.
May 20, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. – One month after the presidential disaster declaration, more than $2 million in state and federal disaster aid has been approved to help Massachusetts residents recover from losses resulting from the record-setting April rainfall that flooded thousands of area basements. The following is a brief snapshot of disaster recovery efforts, close of business, May 19:
May 19, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. -- Bay State residents coping with low insurance settlements and late-arriving bills for flood damages and losses caused by April flooding have only 30 more days to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible state and federal disaster assistance. May 21 marks the halfway point in the 60-day registration period. Registrations cannot be accepted after the June 21 deadline.
May 18, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. – Teams of state and federal community relations specialists are making a final series of neighborhood visits in five Bay State counties to provide information about available disaster assistance programs to businesses, homeowners and renters who suffered damages and losses due to last month’s flooding. State Coordinating Officer Cristine McCombs said local emergency management officials and community leaders in affected areas would continue to work closely with the teams to focus aid efforts on any lingering disaster-related needs.
May 17, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. -- State and federal disaster aid is reaching Massachusetts residents dealing with uninsured flood damage costs more quickly than ever before thanks to concentrated efforts to make recovery assistance simpler and faster. James N. Russo, overseeing recovery operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the agency has worked hard over the past few years to streamline every step of recovery: from registration to inspection to final payment.
May 14, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. -- Three weeks into the recovery effort, $1.6 million in state and federal disaster aid has been approved to help Massachusetts residents who suffered flood-related losses as a result of the April flooding, according to recovery officials.
May 14, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. -- Of this you can be certain – if your area flooded during the April heavy rainfall, it’s likely to flood again. And many have learned too late that an ordinary homeowner’s policy does not cover flood damage, disaster recovery officials said.

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