Massachusetts Flooding (DR-1512)

Incident period: April 1, 2004 to April 30, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 21, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 4, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. -- If the recent April flooding did more damage to your personal or business property than your insurance will cover, or if you had no insurance at all, don’t panic; you may be eligible for a variety of state and federal disaster aid programs. As recovery efforts continue, many residents of disaster-declared areas are discovering that the cost of cleanup and repair may be more than they originally estimated. Insurance settlements may not cover all the repair costs or provide for damaged contents, and homeowners’ insurance doesn’t cover floods.
May 3, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. -- Disaster recovery officials overseeing efforts to assist area residents dealing with flood damage and loss caused by April’s record-setting rainfall suggest a take-charge action plan for individuals and businesses to help speed the possibility of obtaining state and federal disaster aid:
May 2, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass.-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently set up a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Peabody to bring one-on-one help to residents and businesses coping with disaster-related concerns arising from the record rainfall that swamped thousands of area basements. The center, located at the Peter A. Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central Street is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
May 1, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. -- As cleanup continues in the aftermath of the heavy rains and flooding that struck Massachusetts during the month of April, state and federal officials urge disaster victims to take measures to prevent the damage from happening again.
April 30, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. -- Massachusetts residents whose homes have been water damaged as a result of the heavy rains that occurred in April may also find themselves in the position of facing the growth of mold and mildew. Disaster recovery specialists caution that mold and mildew can begin to grow within 24 hours after a flood and occur throughout the house, including the attic, basement and crawl spaces. The health effects can be severe, especially for those with pre-existing conditions such as allergies and asthma.
April 29, 2004
News Release
BEVERLY, Mass. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials urge residents who suffered damage or losses from the recent record-setting rains that flooded thousands of basements in areas of Eastern and Central Massachusetts to apply for assistance as soon as possible.

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