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

November 29, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Disaster recovery officials are urging those who sustained damages to their personal or business properties as a result of the severe storms and flooding in October to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster aid whether they had insurance or not. They may find that insurance may not cover all of the recovery costs and that homeowners' insurance may not cover floods.
November 28, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- New Hampshire residents affected by the severe storms and flooding in October now have less than 30 days to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible state and federal disaster assistance. November 27 marked the halfway point in the 60-day registration period. Registrations cannot be accepted after the December 27 deadline.
November 22, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- State and federal officials are opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Pittsfield, Springfield and Sturbridge, Mass., beginning Tuesday, November 29 through Saturday, December 3, to serve individuals and families affected by the severe storms and flooding that took place October 6-17.
November 18, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that its teleregistration and Helpline will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. It will reopen on Friday, November 24. The teleregistration and Helpline will close down at midnight on Wednesday, November 23 and will reopen Friday, November 25 at 6 a.m. It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until further notice. The toll-free number is 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech and hearing impaired.
November 18, 2005
News Release
Merrinack , N.H. -- Disaster recovery officials overseeing efforts to assist area residents dealing with flood damage and loss caused by October'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:
November 17, 2005
News Release
MERRIMACK , N.H. -- Disaster assistance for Belknap County has been made available to help homeowners, renters and business owners recover from the effects of the recent severe storms and flooding in New Hampshire , the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer Peter Martinasco said the assistance was approved based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials. The county was added for the aid under the major disaster declaration issued by President George W. Bush on October 26.

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