Massachusetts Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1614)

Incident period: October 7, 2005 to October 16, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 10, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 12, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. - Approximately one month after the presidential disaster declaration, more than $2.7 million in state and federal disaster aid has been approved to help the residents and business owners in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recover from losses resulting from the severe storms and flooding on October.
December 8, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. - Due to the upcoming expected snowfall, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC)s in Brockton and Worcester will discontinue operations today, not at 5 p.m. on Friday December 9, as originally scheduled, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The Brockton DRC will close at 5 p.m. and the Worcester DRC will close at 6 p.m. today.
December 7, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)s in Brockton and Worcester will discontinue operations at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 9, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. At the centers disaster recovery specialists from FEMA, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) explain assistance programs and answer questions from area residents who suffered losses in October’s flooding.
December 1, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Workers in six New Hampshire counties who became temporarily or permanently unemployed in the wake of the severe storms and flooding that hit the state in October have until Friday, December 2 to apply for federal unemployment aid.
November 30, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- State and federal officials are opening an additional Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Brockton, Mass. to serve individuals and families affected by the severe storms and flooding that took place October 6-17. The Brockton DRC will be open from Friday, December 2, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, December 3 through Friday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed Sunday, December 4. The new DRC is located at:
November 29, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- State and federal officials are opening a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Worcester, Mass. to serve individuals and families affected by the severe storms and flooding that took place October 6-17. The DRC will be open from Thursday, December 1 through Friday December 9. It will be closed on Sunday, December 4.

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