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 17, 2005
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.
November 15, 2005
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Federal and state disaster recovery officials are concerned that residents and business-owners applying for aid in disaster-declared Massachusetts counties may be providing inaccurate responses during the registration process. This is due to a misinterpretation of a standard question asked during registration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), " Do you have damage to your dwelling?"
November 15, 2005
MERRIMACK, N.H. -- State and federal officials are opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Greenfield, Milford and Taunton beginning Thursday, November 17 through Tuesday, November 22, to serve individuals and families impacted by the severe storms and flooding which took place October 6-17.
November 14, 2005
Merrimack, N.H. -- Disaster recovery officials warn that Massachusetts residents and business owners whose homes or businesses have been water damaged as a result of the storms and flooding that occurred in October should clean flood-damaged homes thoroughly to avoid possible health problems from mold and mildew.
November 12, 2005
MERRIMACK , N.H. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials urge those who sustained damages or losses from the October 7-16 severe storms and flooding that struck Massachusetts to apply for aid as soon as possible. As a result of the major disaster declaration by President George W. Bush on November 10, assistance is available to individuals and businesses located in Berkshire, Bristol , Franklin , Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk , Plymouth and Worcester counties.
November 11, 2005
Washington, DC - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has ordered federal aid to supplement the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on October 7 ? 16, 2005. Acting FEMA Director R. David Paulison said the President?s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Berkshire, Bristol, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Worcester.