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. -- 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.
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 has been designated for Worcester County to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by the recent severe storms and flooding in Massachusetts , the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Peter Martinasco said the assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.

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